Liberty Hill ISD hired Tim Knicky as the athletic coordinator and head football coach for Legacy Ranch High School, following a unanimous vote from the board of trustees at a Jan. 22 meeting.

Knicky, a former high school coach and NFL player, will prepare to start athletic programs at the district’s second high school, which is opening in August to incoming ninth graders.

“This is my dream job,” Knicky said. “This is what I want to do. This is the place that I want to do it. This is the place that we want to raise our family, and this is the place we want to be great in what we do at Legacy Ranch.”

The background

Knicky was formerly a defensive coordinator, and track and basketball coach at Georgetown High School. He also worked in coaching and coordinating for track, football and powerlifting teams at Cedar Park and Willis high schools, according to LHISD information.

Before working in education, he played professional football as an NFL linebacker for the New York Jets, Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals. Knicky played college football and received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin University.

Knicky and his wife, Brittany, have two young daughters and are Central Texas natives, having both graduated from Cedar Park High School.

In their own words

“I am so proud to be a part of Liberty Hill ISD,” Knicky said in a press release. “Obviously, growing up right down the road, I have watched this district grow, and not only that but thrive through that growth. It is a district that I have admired for a long time, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. As for Legacy Ranch, I am fired up to be a Wrangler.”

What’s next?

Knicky is anticipated to start his new role in February, said Rachel Acosta, LHISD director of communications and community engagement.