Boys Track · Coach’s Spotlight: Tim Denton

Each week the Lovejoy Athletic Department will feature the outstanding contributions from a member of our coaching staff.  We appreciate the time, dedication, and the leadership that they invest in our student-athletes.  This week’s Spotlight is on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­head boys’ track coach, Tim Denton.

The track team had another outstanding season winning back to back District and Area titles.  The track team also saw two individuals qualify for the state meet with Chase Van Wagoner representing in the long jump, and sophomore Will Muirhead competed in the mile.

We appreciate your incredible contributions to the track program and want to congratulate you on another great season.


Coach Denton Athletic Profile:  

High School Attended:  Iowa Park

College Attended:  Stephen F. Austin University

How many years and at what schools have you coached?  Starting 14th – Texarkana Pleasant Grove High School (1), New Boston High School (7), Red Oak High School (1), Hillcrest High School (2), Lovejoy High School

What sports do you coach?  Track and Football

What is one of your most memorable moments in coaching?  Having our 4x400m Relay Team qualify for the State Track and Field meet in 2012.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?  Troy Aikman – His leadership throughout his playing career continues in his community today.

What do you like to do outside of work?  I like to attend sporting events, golf, movies, and traveling.

What is the best part of being a coach?  Starting out with a group of athletes and seeing them grow and mature into leaders on their team and in the community throughout the season.