Matt Lipman
Matt Lipman

Asst. Athletic Director/Football Operations

3rd Season at NIU


Registration Open for 2014 NIU Football Summer Camps

Camps available in DeKalb and Chicago



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NIU Football Team Returns to Practice Field

Huskies open spring practice


NIU in Miami: Orange Bowl Trip Days Three and Four

For More on the Huskies' BCS Trip, Go to Orange Bowl Central


Jordan Lynch For 6

Heisman Candidate Jordan Lynch


Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.


NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.


Huskies Fall to Seminoles

Highlights from the Huskies historic game


NIU players visit children at the hospital

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.