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Nov. 11, 2016
Oakland will recognize military veterans, and highlight the first-ever men's basketball team.
Dan Hipsher and Cornell Mann will join the Golden Grizzlies staff
Men's basketball team practice Thursday, October 13th.
In his first season on the Oakland bench, the Golden Grizzlies won their final nine conference games to capture their first-ever Horizon League regular season championship. Oakland won 25 games, second-most in program history, and defeated Clemson in the opening round of the NIT, in the Golden Grizzlies first-ever appearance. Oakland set a school record by holding opponents to a .407 field goal percentage, No. 32 in the country. The Golden Grizzlies only allowed one team to shoot 50 percent or better all season long.
Hipsher has 18 years of head coaching experience most notably at Stenson (1993-95), Akron (1995-2004) and UTRGV (2013-2016) and is a five-time conference coach of the year. His teams have made three NCAA tournament appearances, won five conference championships and captured two conference tournament titles. As a head coach, Hipsher has recorded over 250 wins, including more than 150 victories in conference play.
Hipsher has also spent six seasons as an assistant in the SEC most notably as the associate head coach for Alabama from 2009-13. During his time with the Crimson Tide they appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and made a pair of NIT appearances with a runner-up finish in 2011. During his time at Arkansas, the Razorbacks made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007.
Hipsher graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology. He was a two-time captain and academic All-American for the Falcons and was teammates with Kampe at BGSU.