Associate of Science- DSCC, 1980
Bachelor of Science- UTM, 1983
Master of Science- UTM, 1987
Tim graduated from Milan High School in 1978 where he was a member of the 1977 2A State Championship football team and a first baseman on the baseball team.
Upon graduation he earned an Associates Degree (1980) from Dyersburg State and was a 2-year starter on the DSCC baseball team.
He subsequently signed with UTM where he completed his undergraduate work and served as a captain of the 1983 UTM baseball team.
Upon graduation from UTM he was employed by TSSD in 1984.
While here he coached football for 20 years, 15 as the PHS Head Coach. His teams advanced to the play-offs in 12 of his 15 years. The 1994 team was the first in the history of PHS football to advance to the 2A play-offs. The 1991 squad advanced to the 1A state championship game at Vanderbilt before losing to Franklin Road Academy.
He was also at various times the head coach for the baseball and boys soccer programs.
He served a Principal in the system for the past 17 years; 3 at Trenton Elementary and the past 14 at Peabody. The first 4 of these years in administration were served while he was still the head football coach. In 2004, he gave up coaching to become a full-time principal at Peabody, and in the summer of 2017, was named Director of Schools.
He has been married since 1984 to the former Cindy Alexander from Milan. They have 2 children; Elizabeth, 23, and Gunner, 12.
Cindy has been employed with the school district since 2004 after working for 20 years in the insurance business.
"Do or do not. There is no try".
"What we do for ourselves dies with us.
What we do for others, and the world, remains and is immortal."
No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven dont want to die to get there, he told the Stanford graduates. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. Its lifes change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs, 2005 commencement address to Stanford graduates
"Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in. Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood."
Sir Peter Medawar
"As a coach you got to get the right people on the bus and get the wrong ones off the bus. Remember high achieving people have little respect for mediocre people and mediocre people do not like high achieving people so how can you have a team composed of both?
Answer- you can't!"
"There ain't no substitute for guts."
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