Ron Schipper

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Ron Schipper
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1928-08-07)August 7, 1928
Zeeland, Michigan
Died March 27, 2006(2006-03-27) (aged 77)
Holland, Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1952–1959 Northville HS (MI)
1960 Jackson HS (MI)
1961–1996 Central (IA)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1964–1993 Central (IA)
Head coaching record
Overall 287–67–3 (college)
Tournaments 16–11 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division III National (1974)
18 IIAC (1964–1967, 1974, 1977–1978, 1981, 1983–1987, 1989–1990, 1992, 1994–1995)
Awards
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (2004)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2000 (profile)

Ron "Skip" Schipper (August 7, 1928 – March 27, 2006) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Central College in Pella, Iowa from 1961 to 1996, compiling a record of 287–67–3. Schipper also served as the school's athletic director from 1964 to 1993. During his tenure as head football coach at Central College, he never failed to have a winning season. His teams won 18 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, enjoyed ten undefeated regular seasons, and won the 1974 NCAA Division III Football Championship; they were national runners-up in 1984 and 1988.[1]

Schipper's 287 career wins rank third in among NCAA Division III football coaches, behind John Gagliardi's 489 and Larry Kehres's 332. He retired with an .808 career winning percentage—then the fourth highest in NCAA Division III history. Schipper was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, presented by the American Football Coaches Association, in 2004.

Schipper was born in Zeeland, Michigan. He coached high school football for Northville High School in Northville, Michigan from 1952 to 1959 and at Jackson High School in Jackson, Michigan in 1960. Schipper died in Holland, Michigan at age 77. He was survived by his wife, Joyce, daughter Sara, and two sons Tim and Thom, grandchildren Nathan, Rachel, Alaina, Elsje and Lukas.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Central College Dutch (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1961–1996)
1961 Central College 6–3
1962 Central College 7–2
1963 Central College 7–1–1
1964 Central College 8–1 T–1st
1965 Central College 8–1 1st
1966 Central College 9–1 1st
1967 Central College 9–0 1st
1968 Central College 5–3–1
1969 Central College 6–3
1970 Central College 6–2
1971 Central College 6–3
1972 Central College 6–3
1973 Central College 7–2
1974 Central College 11–0 1st W NCAA Division III Championship
1975 Central College 5–4
1976 Central College 7–2
1977 Central College 9–1 1st L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1978 Central College 5–4 T–1st
1979 Central College 6–3
1980 Central College 5–4
1981 Central College 6–2–1 1st
1982 Central College 8–2
1983 Central College 7–2 T–1st
1984 Central College 11–1 1st L NCAA Division III Championship
1985 Central College 11–1 1st L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1986 Central College 11–1 1st L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1987 Central College 11–2 1st L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1988 Central College 11–2 L NCAA Division III Championship
1989 Central College 10–1 1st L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1990 Central College 10–2 1st L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1991 Central College 8–1
1992 Central College 10–1 1st L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1993 Central College 8–1
1994 Central College 10–1 1st L NCAA Division III First Round
1995 Central College 10–1 1st L NCAA Division III First Round
1996 Central College 7–3
Central College: 287–67–3
Total: 287–67–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ron Schipper proile". National Football Foundation, College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame Coach Ron Schipper Dies at 77". National Football Foundation. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 

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