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BRIAN SIPE Last Updated 7/23/10
Assistant Coach
(Quarterbacks)
Fifth Season


  Hiring Release - 01/13/09
  Get To Know Video - 04/07/09

Recruiting Areas:
San Diego South, Imperial Beach, Utah, National QB's

Brian Sipe

COACHING EXPERIENCE
- One of the greatest players in program history, Brian Sipe enters his fifth season at SDSU as the team's quarterbacks coach.

- In 2009, helped the Aztecs rank 30th in the country in pass offense (263.6 yards per game). Sophomore quarterback Ryan Lindley threw for 3,054 yards and 23 touchdowns.

- Before returning to San Diego State, Sipe spent eight years as head football coach at nearby Santa Fe Christian High School, where he helped the Eagles to four CIF titles and a combined record of 75-21-1.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE
- Starred at quarterback for San Diego State from 1969-71, before embarking on a 12-year NFL career with the Cleveland Browns.

- As an Aztec, Sipe completed 436-of-788 passes for 5,707 yards and 44 touchdowns. He compiled a 15-7 record as a starter and his 68.2 winning percentage is the third highest in the school's D-I era.

- Sipe posted seven, 300-yard passing performances, the fourth-highest total in school history, including a career-best 439 yards against Utah State in 1971. He was inducted into the Aztec Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 1988.

- Played for legendary SDSU coach Don Coryell and was the Aztecs' leading passer in 1970 and 1971. In 1970, he directed SDSU to a 9-2 record as the Aztecs spent eight weeks ranked among the nation's top 20.

- As a junior, he was an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press after throwing for 2,618 yards and 23 TDs.

- Sipe was once again an honorable mention All-American after he led the nation in completions per game with a 17.8 mark in 1971. In his first season on campus, he was a member of the Aztecs' undefeated 11-0 squad in 1969 that won the Pasadena Bowl.

- The San Diego native was picked in the 13th round of the 1972 NFL Draft, playing for 12 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He compiled career numbers of 1,944 completions, 3,439 attempts, 23,713 passing yards and 154 passing touchdowns.

- In 1980, he earned league MVP honors and was named first-team all-pro, leading the Browns to an 11-5 record. He completed more than 60 percent of his passes, threw for 4,132 yards and 30 touchdowns en route to a league-best 91.4 passer rating.

- In his NFL career, Sipe ranked among the top three quarterbacks in passing yards three times and was among the top six in touchdown strikes on five occasions. He was inducted into the Cleveland Browns' Hall of Fame in 2002.

- Sipe continued his professional football career in the United States Football League with the New Jersey Generals and Jacksonville Bulls from 1984-85

PERSONAL
- Sipe and his wife, Jeri, a 1972 San Diego State graduate, have three children, Lani, Morgan and Nolan.

 
THE SIPE FILE
Hometown San Diego, Calif.
College San Diego State
Family Wife, Jeri
Daughter, Loni
Daughter, Morgan
Son, Nolan
Email bsipe9@mail.sdsu.edu
Office # 619-594-4127
 
COACHING HISTORY
Year Team Position
2009-13 San Diego State Assist. Coach - QB's
2001-08 Santa Fe Christian School Head Coach
   
PLAYING EXPERIENCE
Year Team Position
1985 Jacksonville Bulls (USFL) Quarterback
1984 New Jersey Generals (USFL) Quarterback
1972-83 Cleveland Browns Quarterback
1969-71 San Diego State Quarterback
   
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Icon A three-year letterwinner in football at SDSU
Icon Starting quarterback during the 1970 and 1971 seasons.
Icon 1971 first-team all-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference selection.
Icon 1970 UPI honorable mention All-American.
Icon 1971 AP and UPI honorable mention All-American.
Icon As a senior in 1971, he led the NCAA in passing completions per game (17.8 PG)
Icon MVP of the 1971 American Bowl all-star game.
Icon Quarterbacked the West squad in the 1971 East-West Shrine game.
Icon As a sophomore, was a member of SDSU's 11-0 squad that won the Pasadena Bowl.
Icon A 13th round draft selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 1972 NFL draft.
Icon Browns starting quarterback from 1976-1983.
Icon Is known as the franchise's most productive quarterback ever for his performances during his 12-year career with Cleveland.
Icon Passed for more than 3,700 yards in three consecutive seasons (1979-81).
Icon Passed for 4,132 yards and 30 touchdowns (both are team records) in 1980 to lead the Browns to their first postseason berth since 1972.
Icon Named consensus NFL league MVP in 1980
Icon Selected to start for the AFC in the 1981 Pro Bowl
Icon Holds the Browns career passing marks for yards (23,713), touchdowns (154), attempts (3,439) and completions (1,944).
Icon Member of the 1961 Little League World Series winning team from El Cajon, Calif.