TC West’s Wooer Leaving for Kingsley
TRAVERSE CITY – Traverse City West varsity football coach Tim Wooer has stepped down from his position at West and is returning to Kingsley.
Wooer, who led Kingsley from 1999-2007 and guided the Stags to the 2005 MHSAA Division 6 state title, spent 10 seasons at West, leading the Titans to a 9-2 mark in 2017 and a Big North Conference championship. Wooer went 56-42 overall at West, guiding the Titans to seven playoff appearances and the program’s first playoff in 2017 since 2004.
“It boiled down to two or three factors: family, my love and passion for the kids in the community of Kingsley, and the third factor was, you know, West is in good shape, they’ve got some really good, young assistant coaches there that can take over, and I have no doubts that they will not miss a beat,” Wooer said.
Prior to Kingsley, Wooer, who recently concluded his 26th season in coaching and 23rd as a head coach, coached at Farwell from 1995-98.
“Knowing Tim, and knowing his family here, his daughters are here,” Kingsley athletic director Mitch Miggenburg said. “I think it made a lot of sense to me, and I was certainly excited to see him apply and want to be back here.”
Kingsley went 1-8 in 2017 season. Wooer replaces Jason Leonard, who was removed midway through the 2017 season following an embezzlement investigation into a youth wrestling program he ran.