Pittsburgh Panthers hires Mark Whipple as Offensive Coordinator

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Panthers hires Mark Whipple as Offensive Coordinator. He replaces Shawn Watson as Offensive Coordinator.

Watson was the team’s Offensive Coordinator for two seasons, before being let go on January 4th, 2019. Whipple spent five seasons as the UMass Minutemen head coach from 2014 through 2018.



As the Minutemen head coach, he went 16-44 in his second tenure. He could not win more than four games in his tenure, as he guided the team to 4-8 records in 2017 and 2018.

Before being the Minutemen head coach, he was the Cleveland Browns Quarterbacks Coach in 2011 and 2012. He was also the Miami (Florida) Hurricanes Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach in 2009 and 2010.

He also was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. He was the Quarterbacks Coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2004 through 2006.

Prior to being hired by the Steelers, he was the Minutemen head coach from 1998 through 2003. He went 49-26 in his first six years at the school during his first tenure.

He also was the Brown Bears head coach from 1994 through 1997. He guided the team to a 24-16 mark in four seasons.

Whipple was the New Haven Chargers head coach from 1988 through 1993. He went 48-17, including two Division II playoff births. The team lost in the Division II Semifinal in 1992.

He also was the New Hampshire Wildcats Offensive Coordinator in 1986 and 1987. He was the Arizona Wranglers Offensive Quality Control and Quarterbacks Coach in 1984.

He was the Bears Wide Receivers Coach in 1983. He was the Union Dutchmen Offensive Coordinator in 1981 and 1982.

Whipple began his coaching career as a St. Lawrence Saints assistant coach in 1980.

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