Tim Connor is in his 15th year as a member of the Notre Dame media relations office. He joined the Fighting Irish staff in October 2000 after 13 years at Providence College in the marketing, promotions and media relations office, including the final six years as director of athletic media relations.
In his current role, Connor oversees media relations and production of publicity material for the Notre Dame ice hockey program. He also has served as co-editor of the Notre Dame football game program for three years (2004-06), served as media relations director for the women's lacrosse program (2002-11) and worked with the men's golf team (2000-02) and the women's golf team (2011-12). He also spent time as the media coordinator for two NCAA baseball regionals (2002 and 2004).
At Providence, Connor spent his first seven years as the primary contact for the Friars' men's and women's ice hockey, baseball, men's lacrosse, men's golf, and men's and women's cross country and track & field programs, while assisting with the PC men's basketball team. In 1994, he was promoted to sports information director where he oversaw the publicity and gameday operations for the men's basketball program, along with the Friars' baseball, women's soccer and men's golf squads.
During his time in Providence, Connor was actively involved in the College's hosting of several NCAA tournaments. He was a member of the local organizing committee that helped bring NCAA hockey tournaments to the Providence Civic Center and served as media coordinator for the 1992 NCAA Hockey East Regionals and 1996 NCAA Hockey Frozen Four. In the spring of 2000, Connor served as the director of venue operations for the 2000 NCAA Frozen Four. He also was the media coordinator for the 1995 NCAA men's basketball first- and second-round games, hosted by Providence College.
Prior to his work at PC, Connor spent three years in Glens Falls, N.Y., where he served as director of marketing and media relations for the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League (AHL), as well as the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The Bethel Park, Pa., native began his career in public/media relations in 1984 when he spent one year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., as assistant sports information director where he oversaw the publicity of the Crusaders' men's Olympic sports programs.
Connor graduated from Ohio University in 1982 with his bachelor's degree in communications, majoring in radio/tv-advertising public relations. He also spent three years as a student assistant in the OU sports information office and handled a variety of duties for the school's club hockey program. Following graduation, Connor remained at Ohio, where he earned his master's degree in sports administration in the spring of 1983.