Varsity Assistant Coach
Tim Ray returns to the Chesterton basketball coaching staff in 2019-2020 after previously serving as the junior varsity head coach from 1997-2000 under Bob Buscher and as freshman coach in 2006 under head coach Tom Peller. He also coached the 8th grade team at Liberty Middle School in 2001.
Coach Ray has extensive experience coaching during his career at Chesterton High School. In addition to his basketball duties, Coach Ray serves as the head cross country coach, a position he has held since 2002. During his time in charge of the CHS cross country program, the Trojans have experienced a considerable amount of success. He has had four individuals win DAC championships, six individuals win sectional championships, four individuals win regional championships, and one individual win a semi-state championship. As a team, the Trojans have won four DAC championships, four sectional championships, five regional championships, a semi-state championship, and finished as the 2009 IHSAA State Runners-Up.
Coach Ray has been nominated on eight occasions for the Indiana Cross Country Coach of the Year award. In addition, he is a three-time Post-Tribune Cross Country Coach of the Year award winner, and a two-time Ball State University Alumni Coach of the Year recipient.
Before being named head coach of the cross country program, Coach Ray was an assistant in the program from 1998-2001. He currently serves as an assistant track coach at CHS, a position he has held since 1998.
Coach Ray is a 1992 graduate of Chesterton High School and a 1997 graduate of Ball State University. In his time at Chesterton, he played both basketball and soccer. At Ball State, he played basketball from 1995-1997; he won the Mr. Hustle Award in 1996 and the Most Inspirational Award in 1997. Coach Ray teaches sixth grade math at Liberty Intermediate School. He is married to Angela, and they have two children, Maggie and Tobias.