Dan Pippin

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Dan Pippin
Pippin (left) at the University of Missouri in 1949 with sister Nancy
Personal information
Born (1926-10-20)October 20, 1926
St. Louis, Missouri
Died April 1, 1965(1965-04-01) (aged 38)
Mexico, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Waynesville (Waynesville, Missouri)
College Missouri (1943–1948)
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.

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