Nebraska Authors

Joseph Cipriano

AKA: Joe Cipriano

Born 1931-10-27 Sumas, WA (USA)

Died 1980-11-25
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Lincoln Memorial Park

In March 1963, Cipriano became the head basketball coach at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, hired by his former mentor, Tippy Dye, who became the NU athletic director a year earlier. Cipriano ran the Big Eight basketball program for over 17 years. He compiled a record of 254–196 (.564) with the Huskers, the winningest basketball coach in NU history, with 168 more wins than any previous head coach.

Places Lived

Sumas, WA
Seattle, WA
Moscow, ID
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




High School Diploma, 1949, Nooksack Valley high School, Whatcom County, WA
Bachelor's Degree, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Basketball Coach
Head Basketball Coach

Places Worked

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Cipriano was the winningest basketball coach in the University of Nebraska history, with 168 more wins than any previous head coach


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Basketball Team


Nebraska Basketball. 1968. (Co-authored with Glenn Potter)

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