The Tennessee High school coaching fraternity is hurting this morning after a loss of one of their own Thursday night.
Tim Daniels, who was the head coach at both Loudon and Red Bank and for the last six years was the offensive line coach at Baylor has passed away after suffering a heart attack, he was 58.
Daniels had a successful head coaching career posting a 149-74 overall coaching record as his teams at Loudon and Red Bank made the playoffs 15 times in his 19 years as a head coach.
“Tim was a giant of a man but his heart was even bigger. He loved his players and they loved him. Tim was knowledgeable, demanding, but always fair. Tim will be missed but his influence on those who were touched by his life will live on,” Baylor head coach Phil Massey said.
He was the head coach at Loudon for nine seasons (1993-2001) and led the Redskins to seven consecutive playoff appearances in two different classifications (3A in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 and 2A in 1999 and 2000).
Daniels posted a 72-34 record at Loudon and the Redskins won a playoff game seven of the seven years and made the 3A semifinals in 1997, while making the 3A Quarterfinals in 1996 and the 2A Quarterfinals in 1999.
In 2001, Daniels made the trip to Chattanooga to take over the Red Bank program and after a 3-17 combined record in the first two seasons, the Lions made eight straight 4A playoff appearances under Daniels (2004-11) including three straight seasons (2005-07) of 10 or more wins.
The Lions made the Quarterfinals three times under Daniels in 2006, 2007 and 2009, Red Bank won a first round game six of the eight seasons.
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