Daleville reached out to a high school basketball coaching veteran when he appointed former Murphy’s boys basketball coach Tim Waller to take charge of the Lady Hawks basketball program.
Waller was officially hired by the Daleville City Schools Board of Education on June 30 and comes to Daleville after retiring from coaching in 2017. Prior to that, Waller had been the head boys basketball coach at Murphy. High School from 2008 to 2017. During that space, Waller’s Murphy teams won two zone championships and made the Class 6A Final Four twice.
Prior to taking over from Murphy, Waller was the head coach of his alma mater, Satsuma, from 2000-2007. boys is 247-157.
After graduating from Satsuma, Waller attended Talladega College and, meanwhile, joined the staff of female basketball coach Tim Eatman, who is considered one of the top college recruiters in basketball. female university ball. He is currently an assistant head coach at Rutgers University.
Waller began her head coaching career as the head coach of women’s basketball at Deerfield Beach Middle School.
Waller retired from training to spend more time with his son, TJ Weller, and after getting married to a Dothan native, Waller began looking for a good candidate for himself and his son in the area. Waller landed in Daleville.
“Daleville was a perfect fit for my son because it allowed him to play football and be in the squad and the school he came from allowed him to do that,” Waller said. “There are very few schools that you can find that allow you to do this. Plus, the demographics here were better.
Waller seeks to bring the same level of success to Daleville that he brought to Murphy. Waller said it could be a quick process with the current seniors set to return next season.
“We want to put things back where they were here,” Waller said. “The girls have had some Final Four experience here and we want to go back.
“If the seniors stay with us I think it will be a quick return to form and if not, it will be a process where we rebuild the program from scratch. The good thing is that Daleville is paying me to do something that I would do for free anyway. This is what I love to do. I gravitate towards basketball and training because that’s my comfort zone.