New addition takes McGraw away from CM girls basketball

By Mark Huber -

After four seasons, Tim McGraw has submitted his resignation as the varsity girls basketball coach at Clinton-Massie.

According to CM director of athletics Cindy Running, McGraw “has been a great asset to our program and he will be missed.”

McGraw and his wife Kristen have four children, boys Jackson (10), Carson (6) and Mason (2), and daughter Sophia (2 weeks old).

“This was a family decision,” he said. “With a new addition, it was the right thing to do to be able to help out at home and give more time to my family.”

McGraw will remain at Clinton-Massie as the girls golf coach, Running said.

“I kept golf because I promised my juniors I would stay and get them through their last year,” he said. “It is a much shorter season and easy to schedule a match or two each week.”

McGraw took over the girls basketball program shortly after the start of practice in 2016, when Carlos Roberts resigned to take a job in the Miami Trace School District.

McGraw coached the Clinton-Massie Middle School boys from 2004 to 2007, then stepped up to the freshman post from 2007 to 2014. He was the boys reserve basketball two years prior to taking the girls varsity job.

This past season the Lady Falcons had just 10 players in the program and did not dress a junior varsity team.

“It was very tough and knew that would be the case but didn’t have any affect on my decision,” said McGraw, who was 27-65 in four years as girls coach. “I told the girls they were the ones I wanted to go to battle with because they wanted to be there and work hard.”

McGraw said competing with soccer outside of school and trying to accommodate kids who wanted to do both made the position more difficult.

By Mark Huber

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