John Hippley begins his 16th season at Walsh as a part-time assistant coach. John served on the staff of the late Steve Loy (2003-04) and is in his 15th season under Coach Young. Hippley authored his first book “Living in the Shadows” which took fans through the 2007-08 season with the Walsh Men’s Basketball Team.
Before coming to Walsh, Hippley was a varsity assistant at Warren G. Harding High School. His previous stops include stays in the collegiate ranks, as well as high school ranks. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University, Hippley was named Head Coach at Jackson-Milton High School in North Jackson, Ohio in 1987. He served one season as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit in 1988, was head coach at Southern Local High School in Salineville, Ohio from 1989-92, and served as head coach at Steubenville Catholic and Bristolville.Hippley is single and resides in Columbiana, Ohio. John formerly taught introduction to landscaping for the 19 years at Marlington High School in Alliance. He retired in the spring of 2013.