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James Whipple

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Sport(s)  Football
Overall  18–3–2
1907  Hillsdale

1902–1903  California
1899  California
Name  James Whipple
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Born  October 19, 1873 Decoto, California (1873-10-19)
Died  November 7, 1914, Alameda County, California, United States
Alma mater  University of California, Berkeley (1900)

James Ray Whipple (October 19, 1873 – November 7, 1914) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of California, Berkeley from 1902 to 1903 and at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan in 1907, compiling a career college football coaching record of 18–3–2 .


Playing career

Whipple attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated in the class of 1900. He also played on the football team, captaining the team in 1899. During that season, Whipple was banned from playing a match held on Thanksgiving Day due to his academic deficiencies. Whipple however defied the order and participated in the match anyway, and was suspended on December 9, 1899 until January of the New Year.


Whipple was the head coach of the California football team from 1902 to 1903.


Whipple was the head football coach at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He held that position for the 1907 season. His coaching record at Hillsdale was 4–2.

Personal life

On May 19, 1898, Whipple married Laura M. Thane. His wife, Laura Thane Whipple was the real estate agent that helped orchastrate the purchase of Moffett Field by the US Navy by 1931.

He later worked in the mining profession in Alaska following his graduation from university. He died on November 7, 1914.


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