Hal Hilpirt
Right end
Defensive end
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1908-08-09)August 9, 1908
Place of birth: Aurora, MO. US
Date of death: September 16, 1998(1998-09-16) (aged 90)
Place of death: Irving, TX, US
Career information
College: Oklahoma City University
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants (1930–1931)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Hal "Coach" Hilpirt (August 9, 1908 – September 16, 1998) was born in Aurora, Missouri. He was an American football player who played college football for Oklahoma City University, and professionally for the New York Giants (1930–1931), Chicago Cardinals (1931–1932), and the Cincinnati Football Reds (1933). He was part of the beginnings of the modern era of American professional football and made a major impact as a baseball coach in Jackson County, Oklahoma winning 3 championships between 1945-1951.

Playing career

Hilpirt was drafted out of Oklahoma City University by the New York Football Giants where he played right end, and was a substitute for Glenn "Rex" Campbell. He started 2 games that year while the Giants went 13-4, finishing second in the league to the Green Bay Packers.

He played 2 more seasons with the Cardinals and the Reds, retiring from professional football in 1933.

Commonly misspelled as Hal Hilpert.

Coaching career

In 1945 Hilpirt was responsible for the organization of the Junior America Legion Baseball Association in Jackson County, Oklahoma coaching championship teams in 1945, 1948 & 1951. He also coached at Capitol, Foster, Altus and Snider High Schools in Oklahoma before moving to Irving, Texas.


  • Dallas Morning News Obituary Section, September 19, 1998

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