Tim Speakman is the new football coach at Parkwood High in Monroe.
Speakman, who’s coaching Parkwood’s softball team, was formerly head softball coach at Ave Marie University, a private Catholic school in southwest Florida. Speakman also coached football there, serving as an offensive coordinator from 2010-13.
He also coached for four years as head football coach at Palmett Ridge (Fla.) High and was a tight ends coach at Appalachian State from 2002-05.
In softball this season, he’s led Parkwood to an 8-2 start. He teaches physical education at Parkwood Middle.
“We are very excited to introduce coach Speakman,” Parkwood athletics director Nelson Garner said. “He brings tremendous enthusiasm and a proven track record of success on and off the field.”
Speakman takes over for Lynn Coble, who was 6-6 last season and 27-45 in six seasons at Parkwood.