Mark J. Whipple
Mark J. Whipple
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Team: Football

Mark J. Whipple '79
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1996
Other Sports Played: Baseball

Mark came to Brown from Arizona, where had been an outstandingfootball and baseball player. At Brown, he quarterbacked hisfreshman team to a 6-1 record, throwing 30-yard touchdown passes towin the game on the last play two consecutive weeks against Yaleand Dartmouth. Mark was the back-up quarterback to Paul Michalko'77 on the 1976 Ivy Championship Team. Junior and senior years heled his team to two second-place finishes in the Ivy League,finishing with a 13-5 record. His senior year he co-captained theteam with Neil Jacobs '79, and made his way into the record books -1st in game pass completion (81.8%), 2nd longest pass completion(80 yards), 4th in total offense average per play, 6th in totalyards passing, and 7th in total offense. He was an honorablemention All-Ivy in 1977 and 1978. In 1978, he received the TussMcLaughry Award and the Kilgore MacFarlane Award (which he alsoreceived in 1977). Mark was also a letter winner for four years asthe starting shortstop on Woody Woodworth's baseball team, which healso captained. Currently, Mark is back at Brown as head coach offootball, after successful season at the University of New Haven.Mark and his wife, Brenda, and their two sons, Spencer and Austin,live in Barrington.