Dan Hipsher

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Dan Hipsher
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Associate head coach
Team Oakland
Conference Horizon League
Biographical details
Born (1954-12-04) December 4, 1954 (age 63)
Playing career
1973–1977 Bowling Green
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1978 Miami (graduate asst.)
1978–1980 Miami–Dade CC (assistant)
1980–1989 Dayton (assistant)
1989–1993 Wittenberg
1993–1995 Stetson
1995–2004 Akron
2005–2007 Arkansas (assistant)
2007–2009 South Florida (assistant)
2009–2013 Alabama (assistant)
2013–2016 UTPA / UTRGV
2016–present Oakland (Associate HC)
Head coaching record
Overall 265–248 (.517)

Dan Hipsher (born December 6, 1954) is the associate head coach for the Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team. He was previously the head coach at Wittenberg University, Stetson University, the University of Akron and Texas–Rio Grande Valley.

In 1977, he graduated from Bowling Green State University, where he was captain of the basketball team for two seasons.

From 1981 to 1989, Hipsher served as an assistant coach at the University of Dayton under Don Donoher. His first head coaching position was at Wittenberg University, where he compiled a 97–18 record while winning four North Coast Athletic Conference titles and two NCAC Tournament titles. He left Wittenberg for Stetson University, where he served as head coach for two years.

From 1995 to 2004, he served as men's basketball head coach at the University of Akron. During his nine seasons as Akron head coach, Hipsher guided the team to a 112–137 record. He was named both Ohio College and Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in 1998.

After Akron, Hipsher was hired by Stan Heath at the University of Arkansas. When Heath was fired in 2007, Hipsher followed him to the University of South Florida. Hipsher worked two seasons under Heath at USF.

In April 2009, Hipsher accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. Grant played at Dayton during Hipsher's stint as an assistant for the Flyers.

Hipsher once received a job recommendation from legendary coach, Bob Knight. Knight answered his mobile phone during a speech in Nashville, Indiana to recommend Hipsher to an unknown caller.[1]

College head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wittenberg University (North Coast Athletic Conference) (1989–1993)
1989–90 Wittenberg 29–2 11–1 1st NCAA Division III Elite 8
1990–91 Wittenberg 26–3 11–1 1st NCAA Division III Second Round
1991–92 Wittenberg 23–6 15–1 1st NCAA Division III First Round
1992–93 Wittenberg 19–7 13–3 1st
Wittenberg: 97–18 (.843) 50–6 (.893)
Stetson (Atlantic Sun Conference) (1993–1995)
1993–94 Stetson 14–15 9–7 T–3rd
1994–95 Stetson 15–12 11–5 T–2nd
Stetson: 29–27 (.518) 20–12 (.625)
Akron (Mid-American Conference) (1995–2004)
1995–96 Akron 3–23 0–18 10th
1996–97 Akron 8–18 6–12 9th
1997–98 Akron 17–10 13–5 1st (East)
1998–99 Akron 18–9 12–6 4th (East)
1999–00 Akron 17–11 11–7 3rd (East)
2000–01 Akron 12–16 9–9 6th (East)
2001–02 Akron 10–21 5–13 7th (East)
2002–03 Akron 14–14 9–9 3rd (East)
2003–04 Akron 13–15 7–11 6th (East)
Akron: 112–137 (.450) 74–90 (.451)
Texas-Pan American/UTRGV (Western Athletic Conference) (2013–2016)
2013–14 Texas-Pan American 9–23 5–11 7th
2014–15 Texas-Pan American 10–21 4–10 T–7th
2015–16 Texas-Rio Grande Valley 8–22 4–10 T–6th
UTRGV: 27–66 (.290) 13–31 (.295)
Total: 265–248 (.517)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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