|Title||Interim head coach|
|Born||1957 (age 58–59)|
|Alma mater||University of Idaho, 1983|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1981||Spokane (WA) Ferris HS (asst.)|
|1987–1990||Washington State (RB)|
|1991||Washington State (OC)|
|1998||Seattle Seahawks (RB)|
|1999–2002||Oregon State (OC/QB)|
|2003–2004||San Francisco 49ers (RB)|
|2009–2011||Detroit Lions (TE)|
|2012–2013||Detroit Lions (WR)|
|2014–2016||Georgia State (WR)|
|2016–present||Georgia State (interim HC)|
Tim Lappano is an American football coach, currently the wide receivers coach at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He has coached a variety of positions at both the collegiate and professional levels, most recently coaching Brandon Pettigrew as the tight ends coach and Calvin Johnson as the wide receivers coach of the Detroit Lions through the 2013 season.
A running back, he played college football for the Idaho Vandals of the Big Sky Conference from 1975 through 1979, and set a league record for freshman, averaging over eight yards per carry. A hamstring injury in prior to his junior year hampered his output in 1977 and he was redshirted under new head coach Jerry Davitch in 1978. Recurring headaches in 1979 limited his playing time as a senior. Lappano graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1983.
Lappano's first collegiate coaching position was at his alma mater under head coach Dennis Erickson, whom he followed to Wyoming and back to the Palouse at Washington State and stayed in Pullman under new head coach Mike Price in 1989. When Joe Tiller left to become head coach at Wyoming, Lappano succeeded him as offensive coordinator at WSU in 1991, and guided quarterback Drew Bledsoe and running back Steve Broussard. He left for California under new head coach Keith Gilbertson in 1992, then coached under Tiller for two seasons at Wyoming and Purdue. Lappano later coached under Erickson in the NFL at Seattle and San Francisco and in the Pac-10 at Oregon State. He also worked under Tyrone Willingham for four seasons at Washington in Seattle.
- "Tim Lappano Swab choice". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 6, 1974. p. 12.
- Killen, John (September 25, 1979). "'Italian Stallion' back in UI stable". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
- "Cochampions dominate Chronicle all-city team". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 16, 1974. p. 10.
- Gerheim, Earl (October 25, 1979). "He rushed through pain". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 29.
- Payne, Bob (September 10, 1976). "Idaho goes with Tuttle". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 29.
- "Cougars sign Diedrick, retain Lappano". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). March 22, 1989. p. D1.
- "Lappano promoted". Idahonian. (Moscow). March 30, 1991. p. 3D.