Timothy Liptrap

Dr. Timothy Liptrap is an associate professor of Sport Management and Entrepreneurship at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts. He is the Chair of the college’s General Business and Entrepreneurship programs and has the academic oversight of the college’s student-run golf course, restaurant and Bison Den, the college’s bar.   

In his tenure at Nichols College, he has worked with more than 800 students in their experiential learning, to include the student internship placements with local, regional, and national events, private sport businesses, along with local and national sport teams and leagues. He has worked with student internships and Graduate Assistantships in Division I, II and III athletic departments; and international studies and student-based research projects.  

Liptrap’s network of past students work in many facets of sport and business. His alumni have current positions with the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, USTA, PGA, LPGA, AHL and ECHL. These include positions at the league level and with teams such as the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Connecticut Sun, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Mets, Nashua Silver Knights, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins, Providence Bruins, Portland Sea Dogs, Savanah Bananas, Springfield Thunderbirds, Tampa Bay Lightning, Worcester Railers, and Worcester Red Sox.

Liptrap’s alumni also have positions in university athletic departments to include Assumption University, Boston College, Brown University, Butler University, Harvard University, Fairfield University Fitchburg State University, High Point University, Holy Cross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, and the University of Massachusetts. Additionally, alumni hold positions in companies including CBS Sports, Draft Kings, Disney, DRVN, Fanatics, National Geographic TV, NBC Sports, Swarm Basketball, VaynerX, WEEI Sports, and many others.   

Liptrap built his career in Professional Tennis, starting as a youth coach at age 14 to his dream jobs at both the United State Tennis Association and with World TeamTennis. His career has brought him to Boston, Chicago, New York City and Worcester, Massachusetts.   He joined Nichols College in 2002 to follow his passion for teaching and helping others reach their potential.  When not in class or with student events, Dr. Liptrap actively volunteers in his local community with projects based on education, economic development, and human services.