My brother just reported watching a football game between Miami and Oklahoma. He mentioned that he saw a Whipple who was the offensive coordinator. Google found that he is Mark Whipple of Tarrytown, NY, a graduate of Brown University in Providence. Here is his page at miami.rivals.com.
(Hmmm ..., any blog entry about football has to mention Steve Young, the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. See his Wikipedia article. Steve is in the Whipple Genweb at http://whipple.org/16631)