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Nate Lippe

Coaching ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Nate Lippe was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame as a coach, but probably could have made it as an athlete. A native of Cleveland, Nate was one of Geneva College’s top athletes during the golden era of the 1920s: in football, he was the starting quarterback in football from 1923 to 1925 and was twice named to the Tri State All Star team, and in basketball earned Tri State honors twice and All State honors in his senior year. After his playing days, Nate excelled as a coach at three Beaver County high schools, which covered a total of 27 years. From 1927 to 1947, his Aliquippa High School basketball teams compiled a 288-13 record, winning 13 section championships and competing twice for the WPIAL title. His 1941 Quip cagers were the first in the history of the school to finish the regular season unbeaten. Nate also coached baseball, football, and track at Aliquippa High, and his baseball teams twice won WPIAL titles. He retired in 1947 and spent 13 years in private business, but the urge to coach was too much for Nate and he returned as basketball coach at Beaver Falls High School (1960-1963) and then at Hopewell High for three years before retiring for good at the age of 65. Nate died in 1967.