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Added to Coaching Staff

Harry George Kipke
The Michigan Alumnus 490

HARRY G. KIPKE, '24 
Nine-letter Star, who has been added to Michigan'! Football Staff after 
a year as Assistant Coach at the University of Missouri

Harry G. Kipke, ’24, Added to Coaching Staff
Will Begin Work as Backfield Coach on September 1

With the announcement that Harry Kipke, ’24, has been engaged as backfield coach for the 1925 football season, the Athletic Association of the University has taken a step which must prove very popular both with the alumni and undergraduate bodies, and which is at the same time a further move in the development of a coaching staff made up of graduates of the University who are thoroughly grounded in “Michigan methods.”

Kipke's addition to the staff will give Yost a
 quartet of former stars to serve as his field officers
 next fall—"Tad" Wieman, '21, Franklin C. Cappon, 
 '23, Jack Dlott, '24, and Harry Kipke, '24. All 
four men were stars of the first magnitude during
 their playing days, and have had considerable coach
ing experience since then. Wieman has been a
 member of the Michigan coaching staff for three
 years; Blott has had a year of such work; Cappon 
acted as football coach at Luther College last fall; 
 while Kipke served as assistant football conch at 
the University of Missouri last fall, and has full 
charge of the baseball coaching there this spring. 


Wieman and Blott have already proved their 
value by the work they have done with the squad, 
 and it is as certain as any future event can be that
 Cappon and Kipke will be just as useful as both
 men add to their first rate abilities as backfield 
performers those personal traits likely to be of the 
utmost use in "showing the other fellow how. "
With a staff of lieutenants consisting of two lines-
men and two backs, all four of whom learned their
 football under his tutelage, Coach Yost should have
 about as efficient a group of subalterns as could
 well be assembled. 


It is so recently that the ALUMNI'S devoted
 many columns to the account of Kipke's prowess
 
 in three distinct fields of athletics that it is hardly 
necessary to repeat them here in detail. All-Ameri
can halfback in 1923, one of the greatest punters
 of all time, the best outfielder in the Conference 
during his three years of competition and a first 
class guard at basketball, his assistance will be al-
most as valuable in the two latter sports as in
 football. 


Newspaper stories printed on Saturday, March
14, in which the appointment of Kipke was first 
announced, stated that the former star was in line
 for the post made vacant through the appointment
 of Coach George Little as Director of Athletics at
 the University of Wisconsin, but added that Yost
 would have full charge of the coaching in 1925.