May 19, 2010
-- Cedar Hill, TX – May 19, 2010 - Cedar Hill Executive Director of Athletics Gina Farmer named Temple High School head basketball coach Tim Thomas, the new head basketball coach for Cedar Hill High School. Thomas was recently named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year for 2009-2010. Thomas will be at Cedar Hill High School Friday May 21, 2010 meeting the team and staff. Thomas will be available for media interviews between noon and 3:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill High School in the Athletic Department (door #33) 1 Longhorn Blvd. Cedar Hill, TX 75104.
During the two years Thomas was at Temple he led his team to be a regional finalist with a 29-7 record this year. “Being named TABC coach of the year speaks highly for his reputation and success as a basketball coach,” said Gina Farmer. “I asked numerous people who was the best basketball coach in the state and his name kept coming up so I called him. I am so glad he agreed to lead the Cedar Hill Longhorns. Plus I like his expectation for not only athletic success, but academic success.”
Thomas began coaching basketball in 1986 at Wayland Baptist University, and went on to have coaching stints at the University of Central Florida and The University of Texas-Pan American. Since transitioning to the high school level in 1997, Coach Thomas has established an impressive record including six district championships and 7 area championships. As head coach at Lubbock Estacado High School (2000-2006) he lead the team to 6 consecutive playoff appearances and finished as state semi-finalists in 2003-2004.
“I feel very fortunate to be chosen by Gina Farmer and the Cedar Hill Administration to lead such a distinguished program and to be a part of the Longhorn family,” said Tim Thomas. “It is gratifying to be a part of a premier school district and 5A basketball program with a tradition and reputation of striving for excellence. I am looking forward to carrying on the strong tradition”.
“Current basketball coach David Milson is retiring after a successful tenure coaching the Cedar Hill Longhorns to an overall record of 559-207 in his 23 years,” Farmer added. Milson established the schools 4A basketball program and led the transformation as it moved into the 5A division. The team was a state runner up in 2004 and 2009. Milson was named Coach of the Year for District 7 5A for the 2009-1010 season.
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About Cedar Hill ISD: The Cedar Hill Independent School District has 8300 students. It has an AA- financial bond rating from Standard and Poor’s as well as Fitch. Cedar Hill Independent School District has five Exemplary schools, four Recognized schools and five Academically Acceptable schools.