Assistant Coach: Southwestern Community College
During his tenure, Southwestern College has reached the play-offs in three of the last four years. He has been instrumental in guiding Southwestern to back-to-back Pacific Coast Conference championships in 2007 and 2008. Southwestern finished second in 2005, and third in 2006. Southwestern advanced to the California Community College play-offs in 2007 and to the Super-Regionals in 2005.
Hipolito serves as the hitting instructor, coaches the catchers, as well as coaching base running. The Southwestern Jaguars lead the Pacific Coast Conference in overall hitting in 2008 (.326), and hit an impressive .309 in conference play. They also lead the conference in stolen bases, on-base percentage, and runs scored. His catchers had a fielding percentage of .989, and threw out 34% of runners attempting stolen bases.
Hipolito helped guide the Jaguars to a program-best 40-14 overall record in 2008, as well as a #5 seed in the 2008 California Community College Super-Regional Play-offs, and a #1 seed in the South Region going into the State Championship series. The Jaguars finished 2008 as the California Community College South Region Champion, and finished within one win of the state championship. Southwestern had a record of 8-3 during their championship run. Southwestern lead all post-season teams in total plate appearances (456), walks (45), and stolen bases (36). They were also in the top ten in on-base-percentage (.390), runs scored (72), hits (109), RBI (63), doubles (13), triples (4), and homeruns (6).
- Current Assistant Coach Southwestern Community College
- Former Assistant Coach UC San Diego
- Former Professional Player Pittsburgh Pirates Org.
- Former Professional Player Cincinnati Reds Org.
Hipolito served as the hitting instructor the University of California, San Diego prior to coming to Southwestern. While at UC San Diego, the Tritons reached the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference tournament for the first time in school history. The Tritons lead the CCAA in 8 of 13 offense categories during his tenure. The 2004 squad accumulated 634 hits, which were more than 100 more hits per season than 2001-2003 seasons. UC San Diego was ranked as high as #10 nationally en route to winning a school record 35 games in 2004.
A product of a military up-bringing, Hipolito prepped overseas at Wagner High School on the former Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. He was an outstanding three sport athlete lettering in baseball, football, and basketball. He lead his high school team in homeruns his junior and senior year, as well as throwing two no hitters during his senior year. He continued his baseball career at San Diego City College playing for legendary coaches Bernie Flaherty, and Jake Molina. He continued on to Long Beach State University where his collegiate playing career was cut short by his second shoulder surgery. He later signed a free agent contract and played short stints in the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cincinnati Reds organizations.