Shipman named TAPPS Coach of the Year

By Danny Hirt

Heritage School head football coach Tim Shipman has recently been named TAPPS 1A Male Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 year and is being honored with the organization’s Edd Burleson Leadership Award.

Shipman, a native of Muleshoe, has been the head coach at Heritage for the past 12 years where he’s led the Eagles to an overall win-loss record of 112-31 and five TAPPS Division II six-man state championships (in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011). Heritage has also been state finals runner-up for the past two seasons, 2012 and 2013.

Prior to acquiring his position at Heritage, Shipman coached football, basketball and track for three years at Fredericksburg Middle School. Currently, he remains a teacher at FMS.

“I am proud and honored to be chosen by my peers as the 1A male coach of the year,” Shipman said. “I am fortunate to have a great coaching staff and administration around me. I have been blessed with tremendously hard-working athletes.”

The Heritage mentor went on to say that his goal “is to continue developing young Christian leaders through my work at Heritage School.”

Shipman is a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University.

He and his wife, Rebecca, have two children, Ellie (8) and Zeke (5).

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