Chris Rippon

Chris  Rippon

Associate AD for Community Relations & Special Teams Consultant

Alma Mater:
Southern Connecticut State, 1982


Rebels Return to Football Staff

Chris Rippon, Emmanuel McCray Among Football Staff Additions

Former Ole Miss assistant coach Chris Rippon returned to the Rebel program in August 2015 as Assistant A.D. for Recruiting Operations.

Rippon worked under Ed Orgeron from 2005-07 as the Rebels’ defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator. He has since had coaching stints at Rutgers (2008), Marshall (2010-12) and Columbia (2013-14).

A 35-year veteran of the college coaching ranks, Rippon has also served on staffs at Syracuse (1993-2004), Boston University (1990-93) and Western Connecticut State (1982-90). He has been the defensive coordinator at Columbia, Marshall, Syracuse, Boston and Western Connecticut State, while he’s been special teams coordinator at Rutgers, Ole Miss and Syracuse. He was head coach at Western Connecticut State from 1987-90 and interim head coach at Columbia for the first two months of 2015.

Over the course of his career, Rippon coached 22 players that have been drafted into the National Football League, including five first-round picks.

He is a 1982 graduate of Southern Connecticut State with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He earned a master’s degree in agency counseling from Western Connecticut State in 1986.

Rippon and his wife, the former Lisa Miano of Trumbull, Connecticut, have four children: sons Christopher and Matthew, and twin daughters Jillian and Samantha.




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