Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
Matt Lipman begins his third year as director of football operations at Northern Illinois University.
Lipman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the NIU football program including organizing team travel, planning recruiting visits, coordinating team meals and meetings. He was elevated to assistant athletic director following the Huskies' 2011 MAC championship season.
Lipman joined NIU after serving as the assistant director of football operations at Wisconsin during the 2010 season. He served as the advance person for road trips and was heavily involved in the planning of the Badgers' trip to the 2011 Rose Bowl Game. In addition to assisting with the travel of the Wisconsin football program, Lipman conducted the community service efforts for the Badger football team and organized and executed the team banquet and awards show. He also conducted all official recruiting weekends and assisted in the planning and execution of Badger summer camps.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Lipman served two stints with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He worked as a full time intern in the equipment room for the Browns from July 2005-February 2007, before returning to the organization in June of 2007 as coordinator of team operations. He assisted in coordinating and organizing training camp, and arranging new hire relocation. He was the acting director of team operations for the majority of the 2009 season and was the advance person for road games during that season as well.
In between tenures with the Browns, Lipman worked as a scout for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. He assisted in the Alouettes 2007 draft process, assisted in the formulation of the 2007 CIS draft board and arranging a tryout camp in North Carolina.
A graduate of Miami (Ohio), Lipman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and journalism.