Flippen, Greg

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Flippen, Greg

Greg Flippen

Induction Year: 1990

Category: Track and Field

Location: Riverhead

Greg Flippen attended Riverhead High School and set the New York State long jump record in 1969 at 24 feet 7.25 inches.  He won 4 consecutive state champion- ships in the long jump from 1968 to 1971.

As a freshman at Texas Southern University in 1972, he suffered a hamstring injury and never fully recovered back to his top form.

He later went on to Adelphi University for the next three years to finish his education.

He was a volunteer assistant track coach at Westhampton Beach High School.

Flippen died at 60 in 2012.