Class of 1964
Inducted in 2013
Tim was inducted into the Packer Sports Greats in 2013.
Tim earned seven letters, three in cross country and four in track. In 1962, he was Inter-city cross country individual champion, and in 1963, he was All class cross country individual champion. The team won the Class A championship that year. Tim graduated from Peru State in 1969 with a BS in P.E. and Biology, and earned his Masters degree in 1987 in Exercise Physiology at UNO. Tim spent two years in the Navy from 1969 through 1971. He worked at Boys Town from 1978 through 1984.
He competed in track after graduation with his team finishing third at the NAIA National Championships in 1965. In 1966, Tim won the Conference Champion Individual NCC and the Junior National Champion Individual Marathon. His teams won the Team Championships in NCC in 1966, 1967 and 1968. He placed fifth in the Senior National Championships Marathon in 1970, and was a member of the United States Cross Country Team which competed for the World Cross Country Championship in Vichy, France and finished fifth. The team also competed in Germany, Belgium, England, Austria and Denmark. In 1972, Tim qualified and competed in the 1976 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He finished second in the 1976 Marathon at the US Track and Field Championships.
In 1987, Tim became the head coach for the women’s track and cross-country teams at UNO. He held that position until retiring in 2006. During his career the teams won National Championships five times, 129 were named All-Americans and one was named 2005 Female Athlete of the Year. He was named Conference Coach of the Year in 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003 and 2004, and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2001. He was elected to the Omaha Running Club Hall of Fame in 2006 and inducted into the Peru State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. Tim coached 14 of the top 20 teams for indoor track and field, with eight finishing in the top 20 for outdoor track and field. His teams broke all indoor and outdoor school records during his tenure.