Appoquinimink high school has officially named Brian Timpson as the new head football coach for the 2014 football season. Appoquinimink Athletic Director Jordan Legath said the appointment was made official at the school district's board meeting this past Tuesday.
Timpson, 35, is no stranger to the Jaguars sports program and its athletes, as he is currently the head coach of the girls' softball team, and he's been a classroom teacher at the school for four years. He has taught social studies at the high school level for the past ten years. He was named "Teacher of the Year" at Appoquinimink High School recently.
Prior to accepting the football position, Timpson spent eight years as an assistant coach at Middletown High School under Coach Mark DelPercio. He served as the Cavaliers' wide receivers coach and defensive line coach during his tenure.Before that, Timpson was the defensive coordinator at Glasgow High School for three seasons.
"Coming from a successful program, I hope to bring that sense of pride and accomplishment to the football team. With a lot of hard work, I hope we will soon be able to compete at that high level," said Timpson.
As far as the x's and o's on the playing field, Timpson said he would conduct a thorough examination of the current offensive and defensive systems before he determines how the team will play next season.
Jordan Legath said he felt it was great to have a coach that was already familiar with the students. "Having Brian in the building is important because this will afford him more time to interact and get to know his athletes. I think Brian will do a tremendous job for us. He comes from a successful program and he knows what it takes to win and build well-rounded student athletes," said Legath.
Timpson agreed that being in the same building all day is a big benefit. "It's great to be with one school now, as it give me more time to get to know both my students and all of my athletes."