Joe Sipp was a Offensive Guard and Defensive Tackle for the Hillsborough High School Football Team where he won honors for 1st team All-State 6A Team his senior year; 1st team All-Conference Offensive Guard 10th, 11th, and 12th grades; 1st team All-District Offensive Guard 10th, 11th, and 12th grades; 1st team All-County Offensive Guard 10th, 11th, and 12th grades; 1st team All-Suncoast Offensive Guard 10th, 11th, and 12th grades; started 33 out of 33 games at HHS; named permanent Team Captain for 1995; played in the North-South Shrine Bowl High School Football game.
Scholastically Sipp was a member of the National Honor Society, graduating with a 3.5 grade point average and named to the “Who’s Who in American High Schools” his senior year.
His excellence on the gridiron in high school continued when he accepted a scholarship from USF where he was a 4 year starter - starting 44 out of 44 games for USF; named USF’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman his junior and senior seasons; named 1st team All-Independent team his junior and senior seasons; voted team Captain his junior and senior seasons; Coach Jim Leavitt is quoted as saying “Joe is one of my all-time favorite football players. He set the standard for hard work and character.” Joe graduated with a degree in Education and a 3.3 grade point average.
Professional: Played two seasons in the Arena Football League; named team Captain of the Orlando Predators; Joe is currently a teacher and coach (Assistant Football Coach and Head Boys’ Track Coach) at Hillsborough High; is currently working toward his Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership; married to a Terrier Alum and has two children.