McGraw takes over CMHS girls basketball program

By Mark Huber -

Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw, who led the girls golf team to a successful season in the fall, will be the new girls basketball coach at Clinton-Massie High School.

McGraw takes over for Carlos Roberts, who resigned after two days of practice to take a teaching position in the Miami Trace School District.

“I am excited for this opportunity and am looking forward to getting started,” said McGraw. “I talked with my wife (Kristen) and made sure that she was on board with me doing it. Once she was on board, it was a no brainer for me.”

Aside from leading the girls golf team to a league title and a district tournament berth, McGraw has been a boys basketball coach in the CM district since 2004.

“I think coaching girls golf definitely made it easier to apply for the girls basketball job,” said McGraw, who is the Intervention Specialist at CMHS. “The group of girls golfers I had was great. I have always loved coaching basketball, so had this opportunity presented itself prior to girls golf I would have still given it a shot.”

McGraw coached the CMMS boys from 2004 to 2007, then stepped up to the freshman post from 2007 to 2014. He has been the boys reserve coach at Clinton-Massie the past two years.

McGraw said he wants to run a structured offense that will be patient and take good shots. On the defensive side, he wants his Lady Falcons to limit penetration and now allow second chance opportunities.

“I just want them to know that I am excited to be a part of the program and I will push them and challenge them to become better, both on and off the court,” said McGraw. “I want them to grow individually and as a team which starts with hard work and dedication.”

Tim McGraw McGraw Courtesy Photo

By Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports