Friday, July 25, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Chivas Whipple has joined the Westminster coaching staff. Whipple will be an assistant men's basketball coach and the head men's tennis coach.
Whipple brings a wealth of experience to the coaching staff with an impressive playing and coaching background. Whipple recently was an assistant varsity boys basketball coach at Girard High School (OH) from 2011-2013. He also has coaching experience at Ursuline High School (OH), Chaney High School (OH), and at the Youngstown's YMCA.
As a player, Whipple was a three-time NAIA Division II All-American at Point Park University where he played from 2005-08. Whipple is the fourth all-time leading scorer (1,736 points), sixth all-time leading rebounder (731), and fifth all-time in steals (181) in Point Park history. Whipple is one of only three players in school history with at least 1,600 points, 700 rebounds, 200 assists and 180 steals. As a junior, Whipple had arguably his best season at Point Park when he was an NAIA Division II First Team All-American and was named the American Mideast Conference Player of the Year. He also led the Pioneers to a No. 3 ranking in the country and the No. 3 overall seed in the national tournament. Whipple, who was named First Team All-Conference three-straight years, was inducted into the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
A political science major at Point Park and a Calvary Christian graduate, Whipple is a member of the United States Armed Forces; he has served in the Marines and remains an active-duty member of the Army National Guard.