Former Akron coach and SEC assistant Dan Hipsher is retiring

The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Dan Hipsher, the basketball coach at Akron for nearly a decade and also an assistant for two Southeastern Conference schools, is retiring.

Oakland University, where Hipsher has been an assistant for the past three seasons, announced the 64-year-old coach's retirement Wednesday.

Hipsher was Stetson's head coach for two seasons before leading the Akron program from 1995-2004. More recently, he was the coach at Texas Rio Grande Valley for three seasons before joining Greg Kampe's staff at Oakland. Hipsher and Kampe were college teammates at Bowling Green.

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Hipsher was also an assistant at Alabama, Arkansas and Dayton.

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