member of the Creighton men’s rowing team as an undergraduate, Dan Chipps now
enters his 13th season as Creighton women’s crew coach since being hired in the
spring of 2001.
Chipps handles all facets of Bluejay rowing,
including scheduling, recruiting and traveling for the program. In addition, CU
hosts a regatta each spring, for which Chipps organizes and directs.
Prior to his hiring at Creighton, Chipps served as head coach of the Creighton
Rowing Association, where he helped increase membership from 6 to 28 in a
two-year time span.
In addition to his duties at Creighton, Chipps works as a computer technologist
at Lothrop Magnet School. Before his current role, Chipps taught sixth grade at
Fontenelle Elementary School, where he created and implemented lesson plans
while providing instruction in all subject areas. He got his start in the
classroom at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., teaching
science to grades 1-3.
Chipps earned his degree in elementary education in 1997 from Creighton
University. He was a member of Creighton varsity men’s rowing team from 1994-96
and was named Most Improved Rower during the 1994-95 campaign. He was also a
four-year member of the Creighton Rowing Association, serving as president his
final year. He most recently has completed his Master's Degree in
Educational Leadership at Creighton University.
Chipps also serves as a member of the media relations staff for the College
World Series, which Creighton hosts annually. His wife, Lisa, also works in the
Creighton athletic department as assistant academic coordinator. The couple has
two children, Matthew and Allison.