Aledo’s Tim Buchanan has done everything an athletic director is supposed to do — from winning football state championships to improving the success throughout the entire athletic program.
On Friday, the longtime football coach will be honored with the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award, in partnership with the Score A Goal In The Classroom School Incentive Program, as the most outstanding football coach and athletic director in North Texas.
The award was established in Friedman’s memory, to honor outstanding school employees. Friedman, a renowned civic leader and Fort Worth mayor, was a strong proponent of challenging students and educators to continuously strive to raise the level of education and excellence of those in positions of serving our children and communities.
Buchanan will receive the award in between the first and second quarters during the White Settlement Brewer-Aledo home football game at Bearcat Stadium.
Former Fort Worth ISD superintendent and Southwest and Paschal basketball coach Walter Dansby, a board member of the Score A Goal program, will present the award.
Buchanan began his coaching and athletic director career at Aledo in 1993 until he stepped away from coaching in 2014. During that stretch, his football teams went 227-53-3, a .802 winning percentage, and won five UIL football state titles (1998, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013).
In addition to the HERO Award, Buchanan is receiving a $1,000 honorarium in appreciation for his work in the Aledo community.