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June 10, 2014
Dear Dipipi Family: I have just learned of Coach's passing. My condolences to you all in the loss of such an inspiring member of your family and role model for so many across this nation. I had the privilege of playing ball under Coach at CSA with Kenny and Jim. Their eloquent and heart felt writings are echoed by myself. During the more than half a century since, we have attempted to follow Coach's career as he entered collegiate ball. As stated and reaffirmed - Coach taught the skills of football but also applied them to the highest ethical standards. Thus, he provided to each of us the set of standards to emulate throughout our lives. Truly an IMPACT COACH! I was stunned to learn of his passing because I had anticipated he would be coaching somewhere for many more years. I suspect he now has a team organized upstairs of players all 6 foot five and looking down to him for guidance and direction. Grateful to have known Coach and been so inspired by him.
January 05, 2014
I will never forget the day that I was sitting in the Clarks Summit-Abington High School auditorium, when Bob Dipipi walked onto the stage, and was introduced as our new Head Varsity Football Coach. What impressed me the most with everything that he had to say, was that he told us, that our football team would now be a winning football team. This was quite a bold statement, considering that our Varsity Football Team had not even won a single game the past season. Also, he knew almost nothing about us, as far as the athletes and player that he had to work with.
I was in a freshman class that had practiced and dressed for games with that winless Varsity Team in 1960, and I did wonder if his bold prediction would possibly turn out to be true. It certainly did, and not only for our first year, but each year thereafter, and then, long after I had graduated from Clarks Summit-Abington. We went from no wins in 1960 to a 9-1 record and were the Suburban Conference Champions in 1963, my senior year.
It wasn't until later that I realized where his enormous self-confidence had come from. He knew himself, he knew his abilities, and he knew what he was capable of accomplishing. It started with his tremendous work ethic. His film study and his preparation for game day was phenomenal. He was smart, and he had acquired a superior knowledge of the game. We never went into a game feeling unprepared to win. Possibly, most important of all, was his incredible ability to teach. To teach everything from the proper execution of fundamentals through every detail of the game.
I played many different sports from grade school through College, and I had some terrific coaches along the way, but none as good as Coach Dipipi - he was the best.
He was, undoubtedly, one of the most positive influences in my life, as I'm sure he was for an incredible number of others. He was truly a remarkable man.
My sincere condolences to all of his loved ones. God bless you and God be with Coach Dipipi.
December 14, 2013
Dear Mrs. Dipipi and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Coach Dipipi was a great man. He in stilled a work ethic and pride to the Muhlenberg football team. His teachings on the field and life lessons have helped me greatly during my 35 years of coaching and teaching. It was an honor to be coached by Coach Dipipi. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
December 12, 2013
Fran and the Dipipi family: we convey our deepest sympathy on the loss of such a devoted husband, father and grandfather. May he rest in peace.
December 11, 2013
Patty you and your family are in my prayers. I will always cherish our days at Temple University.
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