Bob Tipson enters his third year as Quinnipiac's Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Coordination after serving as the assistant compliance coordinator since 2007. Tipson came to Quinnipiac in 2003, when he served as the assistant basketball coach for the Bobcats through the 2007 season. In this current role, Tipson oversees the initial eligibility of student-athletes, administration of playing and practice seasons, official visits by recruits on-campus as well as the orchestration of the National Letter of Intent process for Quinnipiac's 21 varsity sports.
Tipson came to Quinnipiac from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. where he served as the head coach of the men’s basketball team for 34 years, in addition to holding a variety of administrative roles in the athletic department, including director of athletics from 1969 through 1990. In 2003, Tipson completed his coaching career at Champlain saw him compile a 704-265 record. A twelve-time Region III Coach of the Year, Tipson guided the program to nine regional championships, and five national tournament appearances, as well as the No. 3 national ranking in 1990. In 2001, he was inducted into the National Junior College Basketball Hall of Fame and was part of the inaugural class of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
Tipson has been extensively involved in the National Junior College Basketball Coaches Association, USA Basketball and the NJCAA/USA All-Star program. Tipson earned an associate’s degree from Champlain in 1966, a bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State in 1968 and a master’s of education from Saint Michael’s in 1975.