Tim Tucker Honored with Prestigious NAACP Award

Maranatha High School’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach, Tim Tucker, was recently honored with the Sports Award by the NAACP.
On September 27, the NAACP Pasadena Branch hosted the 33rd Annual Ruby McKnight Williams Award Dinner and Silent Auction at the Pasadena Hilton. Many inspiring individuals and businesses were honored that night for their tremendous contributions to the community and for helping to improve the quality of life for all citizens and raise funds for scholarship programs.

One of those honorees was Maranatha’s very own Tim Tucker, who was awarded the Sports Award by the NAACP Pasadena Branch. In his 23 years as a high school basketball coach in the city of Pasadena, Coach Tucker has solidified an impressive reputation as being a formidable motivator and leader in the basketball community in Southern California. In his five seasons at Maranatha, Coach Tucker has guided our Minutemen to four consecutive Olympic League titles, two CIF final appearances, and won a CIF title in 2015. Previously, Coach Tucker spent 18 years as Pasadena High School’s head basketball coach where he earned 14 Pacific League Championships, five CIF Finals, and two CIF Championships before moving to Maranatha in 2013.

Aside from being Maranatha’s head basketball coach, Coach Tucker is also the CEO/Executive Director for Bourne Inc., a non-profit residential treatment center for boys and girls in the Altadena community. Coach Tucker has worked in the mental health field with kids for over 30 years. He is also a certified Behavioral Specialist with the State of California and a licensed specialist in Drug and Alcohol Recovery for adolescents.

The Maranatha community would like to congratulate Coach Tucker on all your incredible achievements!