Rippy Joins Elon Staff
...Elon, N.C. Elon University first-year head football coach Pete Lembo today announced the addition of former Elon football player Mitch Rippy to his 2006 coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, coaching the Phoenix kickers and punters.
...Rippy, 48, graduated from nearby Western Alamance High School in 1976 and came to Elon later that year on a football grant.He played as a kicker for its 1976, 1977 and 1978 football teams.Rippy
currently ranks third among all-time program leaders at Elon
with 102 career PATs and is tied for fourth with 24 career field goals.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Mitch
to the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant," said Lembo.
At the conclusion of his
was the program's all-time leader in career PATs and tied as the all-time leader in career field goals.His
52-yard field goal against Gardner-Webb in 1977 is still tied for the longest Elon field goal ever while his
48-yard FG against Norfolk State in 1976 is still tied for the second longest.Rippy served American Multimedia, Inc. from 1981-1996 as the vice president of sales for all multimedia software.He started Advanced Research Tech, Inc. in 1996 and currently retains the position of president/CEO for the company.
is a successful businessman and a dedicated alum," said Lembo.
and the rest of the Phoenix football program will begin the 2006 spring practice schedule at the Hunt Field and Tucker Field practice facility at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.