Brad Calip is in his second season on the Tulsa coaching staff as running backs coach. He joined the Hurricane in March 2005.
In his first year, he tutored a group of running backs that helped a Tulsa offense rank 23rd nationally in scoring, 39th in total offense, 40th in rushing offense and 41st in passing offense. The running backs totaled 1,837 yards, a 5.2 average and 23 touchdowns in the 2005 campaign, while also catching over 20-percent of Tulsa's passes thrown.
Calip came to Tulsa after one season as the head football coach at Tulsa's Bishop Kelley High School. Calip led the Comets to an 8-4 record in his only season with the school. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Jenks High School for four seasons as the defensive backs coach.
He has also served as an assistant football coach at Denton (Texas) High School, Moore (Okla.) High School and Ada (Okla.) High School on the prep level. Calip was also a graduate assistant coach at both Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and East Central (Okla.) University.
Calip was a part of six state championships as a high school coach in Oklahoma. He was a coaching staff member on three Class 6A state championship teams (2000, 2001 and 2003) at Jenks High School, and while coaching at Ada High School, the school won three Class 3A state titles (1988, 1990 and 1991).
Calip had an outstanding collegiate career as an NAIA All-America quarterback at East Central (Okla.) University. For his exploits on the field, he was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
During his playing career that spanned 1981-84, Calip totaled 6,670 yards in total offense and had 76 career touchdowns. He was a four-time all-district and all-conference selection. He established 16 school records, including for total offense, touchdowns and pass completions. Calip became the first player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards and pass for more then 1,000 yards in a single season.
He played in the CFL, USFL and Arena Football League following his collegiate career.
Calip, 43, earned his bachelor's degree from East Central in 1986 in health, physical education and recreation, and received a master's degree in secondary education from East Central in 1993.
He and his wife, Darlean, have two children: Braden and Brice.
Alma Mater: East Central `86 Birthdate: Dec. 12, 1962 Hometown: Hobart, Oklahoma College Coaching Experience: 2 years (1986, 2005). Entering second year at Tulsa Playing Experience: Four-year lettterwinner and four-year starter as a quarterback at East Central (1981-84). Earned NAIA All-America honors in 1984 and was a four-time all-conference performer Recruiting Areas: Kansas and Missouri
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