Pippin (left) at the University of Missouri in 1949 with sister Nancy
October 20, 1926|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||April 1, 1965
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Waynesville (Waynesville, Missouri)|
|Position||Guard / Forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dan Luther Pippin (October 20, 1926 – April 1, 1965) was a farmboy from Waynesville, Missouri who became an All-Big 6 basketball player at the University of Missouri. He later captained the 1952 United States Olympic team that won the gold medal in Helsinki. He played all eight games.
After Pippin graduated from the University of Missouri he went to work for the Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois, and played for the National Industrial Basketball League team it sponsored, the Peoria Cats. Pippin later moved to New Mexico where he engaged in the insurance business before returning to his native Missouri.
Pippin had three children, Dru, a veterinarian now living in Missouri, DeeAnn, living in Hartsburg, and David, who died in 2005 in Houston.