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PRESS RELEASE | Liberty Hill ISD Welcomes Tim Knicky as the Legacy Ranch High School Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach

Posted Date: 1/22/24 (7:41 PM)

LIBERTY HILL, Texas – The Liberty Hill ISD (LHISD) Board of Trustees would like to announce the hiring of Tim Knicky as the Legacy Ranch High School Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach. 

Growing up and working in Texas, Tim has an extensive career in sports, both as a player and a coach. Before coming to Liberty Hill ISD, Tim was the defensive coordinator at Georgetown High School, where they bolstered their way to the 10-win mark for the first time in a decade. This was his second stint at Georgetown, as he also worked there from 2012 to 2017 as the special teams and defensive line coach. There, he helped amass a 48-14 record in five years with an 8-4 playoff record. He was also a track coach and a basketball coach during this time. 

From 2017-2022, Knicky worked in a coaching/coordinating capacity for football, track and powerlifting at Willis and Cedar Park High Schools. While at Willis HS, he helped lead the team to reach the playoffs in the first two years of being a 6A program and the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. As the head track coach, he grew the overall track program by 20% and coached the first regional track qualifier at Willis in over five years. In addition, as the head powerlifting coach, he led multiple athletes to the regional meet along with one state qualifier. 

Prior to being an educator in Texas high schools, Coach Knicky was a professional football player as an NFL linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football while earning his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin. While playing college ball, he was a two-year All-America selection, 2009 Southland Conference defensive player of the year, and SFA male athlete of the year. 

Joining LHISD in February, Coach Knicky will be bringing his positive energy to our district as he begins to prepare to open athletic programs at Legacy Ranch High School this fall. “As we embark on this exciting new chapter, I look forward to witnessing the positive impact Coach Knicky will undoubtedly have on our football program and the broader athletic community.” shared Justin Carrigan, LHISD Athletic Director. 

Tim and his wife Brittany of six years have two little girls: Colby, three years old, and Peyton, a year old. Brittany is a teacher and coach as well, currently working at Georgetown HS as a history teacher and track coach. Knicky said, “We moved back to the area two years ago and decided Liberty Hill was the place we wanted to be, so we are Liberty Hill residents!”

Both Brittany and Tim graduated from Cedar Park High School, spending most of their lives in the Central Texas area. Their English lab named Whiskey is also a girl, so as Tim jokes, he is severely outnumbered! His hobbies include spending time with his lovely family and doing home improvement projects around the house.  

“I am so proud to be a part of Liberty Hill ISD,” said Knicky. “Obviously, growing up right down the road, I have watched this district grow and not only that, but thrive through that growth. It is a district that I have admired for a long time, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. As for Legacy Ranch, I am fired up to be a Wrangler. I am excited to be on the staff with Mr. Koller, and I am excited to bring my positivity and passion to LRHS.”

“As for the football team, I have dedicated my life to football, and to have the chance to be the first head football coach here [at LHISD]  is the highest honor of my career,” Knicky added. “We are going to be a tough, well-coached football team that this community is proud to call their own! I can't wait to meet everyone and get to work!” 

We are excited to welcome Coach Tim Knicky and his family to our Liberty Hill ISD family!