Clovis North's Tim Simons, at 73 and a Fresno Athletic Hall of Famer, is placing no
Clovis North's Tim Simons, at 73 and a Fresno Athletic Hall of Famer, is placing no "restrictions" on himself in regard to retirement as a football coach.
ANDY BOOGAARD Fresno Bee file
Clovis North's Tim Simons, a month shy of his 74th birthday, in his 28th season as a high school football coach and 41/2 years removed from heart surgery, says he feels chipper and hasn't established a timeline on retirement.
"My answer is the same I've been giving for 15 years, which is I'm taking it one year at a time," he
"Last year, at the end of the season, there was no question in my mind I wanted to come back and coach again.
If I feel that way at the end of this season, I'll do it again.
So I'm not putting any restrictions or time limit on myself."
Common thought on the street has former Kingsburg coach Dave Steele - in his first season as the Broncos' defensive coordinator - taking over from Simons after one year.
"That's not the deal," Simons
"It could happen, though.
He'll do a fine job."
At 240-83-6 - the lion's share compiled in 24 years at Clovis - Simons is second only to the late Leo Robinson of Woodlake (290-129-11, 1962-2002) in Central Section career wins, according to historian Bob Barnett.