A pretty well-known former UNC Tar Heel basketball player, Dale Gipple, has passed away…He was 69 years old and lived in Jamestown, N.C. Just one of those names that you will never forget, because it was a catchy name, Dale Gipple….
A native of Burlington, NC, Dale attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he proudly played basketball for Dean Smith from 1969 until 1971. In the years following his graduation, he began his 35 year career with Nike Athletic Shoes…
For the full Dale Gipple obituary, plus photo from the News and Record, CLICK HERE…..
Gipple played in 79 games for the UNC Tar Heels over three seasons and scored 163 points, while grabbing 72 rebounds and he dished out 67 assists…Pretty conservative numbers, but still good numbers for a role player, on Dean Smith-coached teams back in the 70’s….Gipple played at UNC, from 1968-1971….(Seasons 1968-1969, 1969-1970, 1970-1971)