Bellingham HS, Squalicum HS
Hall of Fame Class of 2006
Many of you may know Tim as a track and field coach or a cross country coach. For over thirty years, he has enjoyed great success. Many of you may also know Tim from his numerous years as the president of the Washington State Track and Field Coaches Association. What many of you may not know is that there would be no Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame without him. Tim is the driving force behind the establishment of the Hall of Fame. As a president of the WSTFCA, he was quite frustrated every time he walked into the WIAA Building and saw the pictures of the football and basketball coaches that had been inducted. Instead of complaining, Tim set out to make sure the same recognition would be given to the many great coaches in track and field who had contributed so much to the sport. He wanted to make sure they got the proper recognition that they deserved. He did the difficult research, tracked down the necessary resources, secured a strong corporate sponsor in Super Jock n Jill and went well beyond a simple “volunteer” effort. Today, the track and field coaches Hall of Fame is a testament to the positive contributions of so many great coaches and it is all because of the tireless work of one man – Tim Irvin.