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 outstanding football and baseball player. At Brown, he quarterbacked his freshman team to a 6-1 record, throwing 30-yard touchdown passes to win the game on the last play two consecutive weeks against Yale and Dartmouth. Mark was the back-up quarterback to Paul Michalko '77 on the 1976 Ivy Championship Team. Junior and senior years he led his team to two second-place finishes in the Ivy League, finishing with a 13-5 record. His senior year he co-captained the team 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 total yards passing, and 7th in total offense. He was an honorable mention All-Ivy in 1977 and 1978. In 1978, he received the Tuss McLaughry Award and the Kilgore MacFarlane Award (which he also received in 1977). Mark was also a letter winner for four years as the starting shortstop on Woody Woodworth's baseball team, which he also captained. Currently, Mark is back at Brown as head coach of football, after successful season at the University of New Haven. Mark and his wife, Brenda, and their two sons, Spencer and Austin, live in Barrington.