Ahmand Tinker Ahmand R. “Coach Tink” Tinker, is a native of LaGrange, Georgia. He’s in his 18th year of education. Coach Tinker earned a B.A. degree in History from Valdosta State University. He earned a M.Ed. degree in Sports Fitness Management from Troy University. In addition, Coach Tinker was awarded an Ed.S degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University of Chicago Coach Tinker began his coaching career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1997 where he served as a graduate assistant. He has had the privilege of coaching at various high schools including: Harris County High School (1998-1999), Washington-Wilkes High School (1999-2000), LaGrange High School (2000-2003), Kendrick High School (2003-2008), Crisp County High School (2008-2009), Carver High School (2009-2011) and Spalding High School (2011-2013). Coach Tinker has recently assumed the role of Assistant Principal at East Coweta High, where he previously served as Defensive Coordinator. Prior to coming to ECHS, he served as the Offensive/Defensive Coordinator for two seasons at Spalding High School. Besides, his coaching knowledge, Tinker brings a wealth of experience to East Coweta High School, including a 7-year stint as Athletics Director at Kendrick High School and Carver High School both located in Columbus, GA. Prior to his stint at Kendrick High School, Coach Tinker had served on the football coaching staff at LaGrange High School. During his tenure on the football coaching staff at LaGrange High School from 2000 to 2003, he was the assistant football coach and was responsible for development of running backs and defensive backs. In 2001, the Grangers won their 9th State Championship title. Notably, Coach Tinker helped the Grangers to win their 1st USA Today National Championship and 8th State Championship title as a member of the LaGrange High School football team, a decade earlier. While at Kendrick High School, Coach Tinker served as athletic director and head football coach. During his five-year tenure, 52 players signed college scholarships to play collegiate football. In 2007, Kendrick High School had the most football players in the history of the Muscogee County School District to sign athletic scholarships; 18 players. As Athletic Director/Assistant Football Head Coach at Carver-Columbus High School, Tinker served as the athletic representative for the Construction Committee of the “New” Carver High School. While in this role, Tinker oversaw the completion of a state-of-the-art athletic facility that houses the football program and includes: an expanded weight-room, training room, team meeting rooms, locker rooms for football, offices for all coaches and staff as well as several conference rooms. On the field, Tinker helped lead the Tigers to two region championships as well as two playoff appearances. Tinker is the founder of FRE Sports which provides resources and a platform for coaches, parents and athletes with the knowledge to achieve success in the sports industry. His administrative responsibilities include business operations, athletic scholarships, marketing potential clients and serving as the liaison between high school and college coaching staffs. In addition to his many endeavors on the field, Coach Tinker is active in many organizations. Two in particular are the Georgia Minority Coaches Association which he serves as the Executive Director and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. which he is a proud member. Tinker considers the opportunity to serve as Director of Football Operations for the Rising Senior Foundation a great honor. He wants to continue the success that the Rising Senior Foundation has experienced over the last four years by consistently providing high school football players the skills needed to be successful after the 4th quarter has ended. Coach Tinker has one daughter, Asia and two sons, Andrew and Tai.