PALATINE, Ill. – Harper College athletics mourns the passing of former football coach Tim Hatfield. Hatfield was an assistant coach for the Hawks from 1991-1996.
During this time, the Hawks participated in the RC Cola Bowl five times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996), winning in both 1991 and 1996.
"I am truly saddened by Tim's passing. He was a friend and one of the best coaches I have ever worked with. Tim dedicated himself to the athletes and the program. He spent countless hours preparing scouting reports, practice schedules and game plans. The athletes performed to the best of their abilities because Tim prepared them to be their best," said Harper College Director of Athletics and Fitness Doug Spiwak. "He loved the game of football and the athletes that played for him. He brought a level of intensity to the game that drove the team to win. He balanced his work ethic with his good nature and humor. Tim was a friend as well as a mentor to the athletes. I am honored to have known and worked with Tim."
|Tim Hatfield was a football coach for Harper College from 1991-1996.|
Hatfield was born on May 30, 1958 in Riverview, Michigan and died on June 2, 2016 in Fox River Grove, Illinois. Memorial visitation will be Friday, June 17 from 3 PM until 9 PM at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Rte. 176), Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Interment will be private.