BRISTOL, VA — In conjunction with the Bristol Virginia Public School Board, it is with great pleasure that I announce Mr. Kevin Timmons as Interim Varsity Boys Basketball Coach for the 2016-17 school year. Kevin will pull double duty this season as he will remain in his role as Varsity Girls Basketball Coach of the Bearcats as well. As we went through this process the one thing that was clear from the very beginning is that Coach Timmons wanted whatever was best for Virginia High School and with the way the situation played out hiring him for this dual role was what was best for everyone involved.
Coach Timmons began his tenure as the JV Boys Basketball Coach two years ago and we all saw what the energy and excitement that he brought to the girls program as the head coach last year and I have no doubt that he will be give equal amounts of energy and time to each program. He will work extremely hard to ensure the success of each and every student athlete in both programs, both on and off of the court.
Our plan is to post the position of Varsity Head Boys Basketball Coach again in March of 2017 after this season is over and Coach Timmons will continue to be our varsity girls coach for many years to come. We all feel that Bristol and Virginia High School our places that would be attractive to a lot of well qualified teachers and coaches, but with the timing of this current vacancy we are very pleased that Coach Timmons was willing to face the challenge for this year. The administration of BVPS and Virginia High School has no doubt that Coach Timmons and his basketball staffs will put teams (both girls and boys) on the floor that all Bearcat fans can be proud of.