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Steven Gipe – A Former Ohio High School Swimming Coach and Longtime Meet Official
Gipe can be heard boasting in the video that he had posters featuring Communist dictator Mao Zedong and offered extra credit to students who attended protests. Additionally, stamps with images of Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Un were used to mark student assignments.
Gipe was best-known for writing the screenplays for comedy movies Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid and The Man with Two Brains with Carl Reiner, respectively. Unfortunately, Gipe passed away after being stung by a bee on Saturday evening.
Early Life and Education
Steven Gipe was born October 4, 1977 in Port Clinton, Ohio and attended Port Clinton High School where he participated on both swim team and marching band before attending Ohio Wesleyan University where he earned a degree in geology and secondary education in 2000.
Gipe served the program as its director of development and recruiting in 2021-22 before transitioning into his position as assistant coach in April. He managed travel arrangements, assisted with player development tasks, scouted duties and served as liaison between athletic department offices and academics, business, compliance offices.
Dr. Steven Gipe, DO is an emergency medicine specialist in Forsyth, Montana who practices at Rosebud Health Care Center and accepts various insurance plans.
Gipe was a retired high school swimming coach and longtime swim meet official who held positions on the Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Association board, receiving induction into its Hall of Fame. Additionally, he belonged to Central Ohio Swim Officials Association. Gipe leaves behind daughters Maura Goldyn and Adelyn Scott Gipe as well as son-in-law Keith Kuhlmann; granddaughters Brittany and Samantha Gipe; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dr. Steven Gipe, DO is an Emergency Medicine Specialist located in Forsyth, MT who graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathy Medicine. Currently practicing at Rosebud Health Care Center he accepts various insurance plans while striving to ensure maximum patient satisfaction and is an active member of Fort Indiantown Gap Conservation Club and Wounded Warriors Program.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Gipe is a renowned former high school coach and long-time meet official who holds membership in the Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. For thirty years at Port Clinton High School he led their swimming program to numerous state titles under his leadership.
As a freelance writer, he published articles in various outlets such as the Baltimore Sun, Evening Sun of Baltimore, Sports Illustrated and Mad magazines. Additionally, he composed numerous nonfiction works, such as Nearer to the Dust: Copyright and the Machine which anticipated several future legal issues.
He leaves behind his wife, daughters Maura Goldyn and Adelyn Scott, brothers Jason and Kenneth, nieces, nephews, friends and many relatives to mourn his passing. He had great enjoyment in spending time with family, attending high school athletic events and visiting Lake Erie.
Steven Gipe is a family man and active in his church. In addition to watching sports and spending time with family, he’s married with two children.
Olentangy High School swim team. His passions include Ohio State football and Chicago Bears football as well as Lake Erie swimming.
He is widely known for writing novelizations of several movies, such as Back to the Future and Gremlins, adding background details without altering their plot lines.
Gipe is the sole heir of his father’s estate, including an office building in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and regionally recognized mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm named Gipe Associates.
Carl Reiner co-wrote his screenplays Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid and The Man with Two Brains; additionally he has written novelizations for numerous popular movies.
Steve Gipe will be deeply missed by his daughters Maura Goldyn and Adelyn Scott Gipe, ex-wife Sarah Witkowski, nephews and niece Brandon and Katie Kuhlmann; special friend Michelle VanPeteghem; his sister Christie (Keith) Gipe; as well as numerous cousins. All who knew Steve will miss his trademark sense of humor, love of family and friends, high school swimming, Lake Erie swimming events and sports fanaticism (especially Ohio State Football and Chicago Bears!). Steve was an avid Ohio State fanatic (especially Buckeye Football!)