January 25, 2016 - Timpson ISD Board of Trustees hired Kerry Therwhanger as the district’s athletic director and head football coach at a special called board meeting Thursday January 21, 2016.
Coach Therwhanger comes from Lovelady ISD where he has coached for the past 15 years and served as athletic director/head football and track coach since 2003. After becoming the AD, Lovelady has gone to the playoffs in football 10 out of the past 11 years. In 2005, Lovelady won the district championship to earn a place in the play-offs for only the second time in school history. Under Therwhanger’s leadership Lovelady football teams achieved:
• 2015 – Football District Champions, State Semi-Finalist 14-1
• 2014 – Football Area Finalist 9-3
• 2013 – Football Regional Finalist
• 2012 – Football Bi-District Finalist
• 2011 – Football District Champions, State Quarterfinalist 11-2
• 2010 – Football District Champions, Area Finalist
• 2009 – Football District Champions, Regional Finalist 12-1
• 2007 – Football Area Finalist
• 2006 – Football State Semi Finalist 12-3
Coach Therwhanger’s head coaching record is 102 wins – 51 losses.
Also as athletic director at Lovelady, Coach Therwhanger’s athletic program achieved:
• 22 District Champions
• 21 other play off teams
• Among the 40+ play off appearances the Lovelady teams had multiple bi-district and area champions
• 5 regional finalists, 2 state semi-finalists
• 2 regional championships in track and field and numerous regional and state qualifiers and state champions
Before going to Lovelady, Coach Therwhanger coached and taught in 2A Haskell CISD, 1A Perrin-Whitt CISD, 4-A Mineral Wells ISD and 1A Megargel ISD. Coach Therwhanger was chosen through the Old Coach network as the High School 2A Division 1 Coach of the Year.
Coach Therwhanger has 30 years of experience in education as a coach, athletic director and teacher. He has experience in many different sports at all levels from 1st to 12th grade and has coached with both male and female athletes.
Athletic Director Therwhanger has the ability to work well with others and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of our young people and create success in every program.
Coach Therwhanger graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is certified to teach physical education and history. While attending Angelo State he was named NCAA Division II Track & Field All American 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986. He was also NCAA Division II National Champion in 1985 and 1986.
Timpson ISD Superintendent Dr. Mid Johnson said “Coach Therwhanger is a great fit for Timpson ISD because he has experience and the ability to motivate athletes, experience leading all athletic teams and a strong desire to build a winning program”. Athletic Director Therwhanger will start work in Timpson February 8. He and his wife Darlene have two children: a son Taylor, who plays football for East Texas Baptist University and a daughter, Kiera, who is a senior in high school. On behalf of the Timpson ISD staff and the community, welcome to Timpson Coach Therwhanger.