Knox College: Tribute to Tim

From the Register-Mail:

To Knox College, Tim Heimann was family, and the extended members of that family started arriving early for Saturday’s 10 a.m. memorial service for the longtime former coach who died March 13 after a fierce bout with cancer.

By about 9:45 a.m. the 400 programs printed for the event were gone and the bleachers pulled out on one side of Memorial Gym and in the north end zone were filling rapidly. At 10:05, arrivals still trickled in and Topper Steinman, who led the service, asked people in the bleachers to squeeze together to make room for everyone.

“I know Tim would have loved it if we had crowds like this to see some of our games,” Harley Knosher, Knox’s former athletic director and professor emeritus of sports studies, said later. “This is a nice crowd.”