Tim Wylie hired as the new Blue Ridge Head Football Coach and Athletic Director
Blue Ridge ISD is pleased to name Tim Wylie as the new Blue Ridge Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Coach Wylie is currently the offensive coordinator for the state champion Gunter football team.
The search process involved survey results from students, staff, and parents. Additionally, Dr. Curtis Culwell was instrumental in helping narrow a field of over 100 applicants for the interview process. While highly talented individuals participated in the interviews, Coach Wylie separated himself as the lone finalist. His background and reputation met many of the qualifications the district and community expected, including his reputation for building relationships, being a great communicator, and holding standards high.
Prior to his time in Gunter, Coach Wylie was assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for Cypress Ranch High School where they went 11-1 and were district champions and area finalists. Prior to Cypress Ranch, he was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Klein Forest High School and offensive coordinator at Hightower High School where the team was state finalists in 2008 and 2011.
During his time in Gunter, the football team has been state semi-finalists in 2018 and 2020; state finalists in 2017, and state champions in 2019. Other Gunter sports, including girls’ basketball and volleyball, have made deep runs in the playoffs as well. In addition to his role as offensive coordinator, Coach Wylie coached the quarterbacks and was the academic liaison where 99.39% of all players maintained eligibility. He is eager to have an impact on the entire athletic program in Blue Ridge.
Coach Wylie graduated from Nocona High School where he lettered in football and baseball. He has a Bachelors of Arts degree with a double major in English and Political Science from Midwestern State University. He has a Masters of Education with an emphasis on instructional leadership from Wayland Baptist University. He and his wife Angela, a school counselor, have three sons, Dillon, Lawson, and Jaxson.