Tim Melton named new athletic director at Knox Central High School

Tim Melton

Tim MeltonWith experience on the field, diamond, and court, Tim Melton is returning to Knox Central High School as director of athletics.

Although he will not officially begin the position until July 1, he is already casting his vision for the future of the Panther’s athletic programs.

“Our students will compete at the highest levels and represent Knox Central High School well,” said Melton.

“Together, we will build a collective community that supports our student athletes.”

For Melton, he looks forward to returning to the Knox County community where his own children have graduated or currently attend and play sports.  Prior to being superintendent and a principal in the Williamsburg Independent Schools for six years, Melton was principal, a teacher, and coach at Knox Central.  It was at KCHS where he was head baseball coach for seven years and assistant for two, assistant football coach for twelve years, and assistant girls basketball coach for two.  Melton also has two years of head baseball coach experience and assistant football coach experience at Tampa Bay Technical High and one year of head baseball and assistant football coach experience at Bell County High.

“We want to welcome Mr. Tim Melton back to Knox Central. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our programs. We look forward to building on our past success to move Panther Nation forward,” said principal Jeff Frost.

Melton’s own story of hard work, passion for sports, and success is one that he wants to use to inspire current and future Panthers.

“A tradition has been set before you that you have the opportunity to carry on as a Knox Central Panther.  Continue to work towards your goals and the success you are after.”

That tradition is one that he hopes that alumni and fans of KCHS will get behind as they cheer on the students.

“The support of alumni and fans is important to the success of our athletic teams.  Our goal is to showcase the school and the student athletes that participate.”

For future Panthers, Melton encourages them to reflect on that tradition as they set their goals for personal success and success as a team and school.

“Athletics opens doors and opportunities for those who participate.  Be a part of something special and participate in one of the many sports that we have available.  I look forward to serving all the future Panthers as they continue to grow and be successful.”