Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dan Hipsher to join CAG on staff

University of South Florida assistant head coach Dan Hipsher is leaving the men's basketball team to become an assistant at Alabama under Anthony Grant.

Hipsher, 54, came to USF two seasons ago as Coach Stan Heath's No. 1 assistant. However, Hipsher opted to rejoin Grant, who he recruited in high school for Dayton and also gave Grant his first coaching job at Stetson. Grant was hired March 27 at Alabama after three seasons at Virginia Commonwealth.

Hipsher is the second USF assistant to leave in the past week. Byron Samuels was fired by Heath last week.

Hipsher, who interviewed with Grant last week, did not return calls seeking comment. Heath said Tuesday night he was not aware of Hipsher's decision and said he would talk to Hipsher today.



Anonymous said...

AG was an assistant under Dan at Stetson and Dan recruited him to Dayton...This move was a long time coming and makes a lot of sense...Hip is a good floor coach.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been helping CAG recruit? Or has he been on his own?? Anyone heard ANYTHING from the recruiting trail???

bobbyjack said...

I defer to DJC on this as I don't follow recruiting. My stance is I don't care until they put on the Alabama uniform.

DJC said...

From what I understand, Pettway has been out doing some recruiting. I know Grant has made a couple of visit's to Parker High School in an attempt to recruit Bledoe, but that will likely be an uphill battle with Maurice Ford pulling the strings there.

Anonymous said...

BTW, you can now get updates from Calipari on the recruiting trail via Twitter.
So far, he hasn't signed Bledsoe!