Mr. Tim Smith ‘87, Steps Away from Foxcroft Academy Athletic Director Post

August 12, 2020

After overseeing athletics at Foxcroft Academy for the last 17 years, Mr. Tim Smith ‘87 will be stepping away as the school’s athletic administrator effective immediately.

“It’s the right time to move on to another facet of my professional career, while still working at the Academy with other duties,” said Tim Smith.  “You know when the time is right to do something different, and I think the time is now while still serving the school that I love.”

Mr. Smith graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1987.  After graduating from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 1991, he worked at the University of Southern Maine in various roles, including director of intramurals and as an assistant coach of the USM women’s basketball team.  Smith returned to Foxcroft Academy in 2003 as the athletic director and director of student affairs.

“Mr. Smith has overseen Foxcroft Academy athletics for many years and has supported all of our athletic programs, championships, and coaches of the year,” said Arnold Shorey, Foxcroft Academy Head of School.  “There are few who can match Tim’s love for the Ponies, and I’m glad he will continue in his other roles serving the students of FA.”

Under Smith’s tenure, his athletic teams won fourteen state championships and 25 regional titles and supported several programs winning conference championships.  His coaches have also been the recipients of many coaches of the year awards.  

“I will miss the competition and being around the coaches on a day to day basis, but I will still be there to support my kids and support the Ponies,” said Smith.  “I can walk away knowing I did my best for this athletic department and the fine student-athletes we’ve produced.”

Shorey added that a search would begin immediately to find a new athletic director.  In the interim, Assistant Athletic Director, Mrs. Jaclyn Tourtelotte, will serve as acting athletic administrator until a permanent replacement is named.