Ed Pipes joined the Tennessee State men’s basketball
coaching staff in the fall of 2007.
Pipes, a native of Cincinnati,
Ohio, came to the Tiger program after serving as the citywide sports
coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools.
Pipes is a 1978 graduate of Oklahoma
in Edmond Oklahoma.
He was the starting point guard on teams that compiled an overall record of
68-7 from 1976 through 1978.
Pipes began his coaching career at Wyoming
High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
in 1984 as the assistant varsity coach. He also served as a volunteer coach at
the University of
Cincinnati, where he met
TSU assistant coach Mark Pittman. He also volunteered his services at Xavier
(OH) where he completed his Masters degree in Sports Administration (1993).
After Xavier, he became an assistant coach at Lake City
Community College from 1993-95. From 1995-96 he was the assistant coach at the University of Colorado
at Colorado Springs.
In 1996 he was named head men’s coach at that school, a position he held until
2003. He still remains the winningest coach in that school’s history.
He has worked with the US Virgin Islands National Team with
Tevester Anderson from 2005-2007.
Pipes has two sons, Evan and Eliot, and resides in