Dan Pippin picked as new HC for Team Hungary!

The Hungarian Federation of American Football has announced that they have selected Lazio Ducks head coach Dan Pippin as the new coach of the Hungarian National Team.

Pippin is in his second season with the Ducks, located in Rome, Italy.

Needless to say, Pippin is happy about the opportunity:

“To be named the head coach of the Hungarian National Team is the biggest honor I have ever received as a coach. It is tremendously humbling to know that I get to lead a nation’s team.”

The 53-year-old Michigan native has served as head coach of both of Lazio’s football teams – the Ducks in the Italian Football League and the club’s second team, the Fighting Ducks, in Italy’s third division. Pippin was vital in rebuilding an exciting club last season that featured one of Italy’s best offenses, leading them into the Italian semifinals.

Before taking his coaching talents abroad Pippin was an accomplished coach in the United States after having spent 28 years coaching high school football in South Carolina at Aiken, Greenwood, and North Augusta. In the heart of the South, Pippin was a fixture in the competitive South Carolina high school football scene. During his various coaching tenures, Pippin produced multiple NFL players and dozens of Division 1 recruits. Most recently, he spent this fall coaching at Rochester Community and Technical College in Minnesota’s junior college league.

Team Hungary advanced to International Federation of American Football, IFAF, European Championship Group A (the top echelon of European national teams) in 2021 after dominating Group B which included Spain, Israel, Belgium and Turkey.



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