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Moorpark High's Tim Lins is the ABC7 NFL High School Coach of the Week

File photo of Tim Lins, the head coach of the Moorpark High School football program.

November 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Tim Lins has racked up more than 100 wins as the head coach of Moorpark High School football. Not many have been more satisfying than last week's, a 38-35 thriller against Westlake just a week after the Musketeers lost by 48 at Oaks Christian.

"We're very fortunate to have great kids that come through here," Lins said. "Look at this team, the character and talent we have that comes through this town. And I can't say enough about the coaching staff here and what they do for these kids."

Lins has taken Moorpark to the playoffs 13 times, with four trips to the CIF finals. He is also the first NFL-ABC7 High School Coach of the Week honoree this year to be celebrated with an entire cheering section of fans. Lins was nominated by a fan who praised him for being consistent and a great leader.

Austin Cole, the Musketeers' quarterback, can attest to that.

"He's really calm and when he speaks you hear him and you'll listen," Cole said. "He doesn't speak often, but when he gets mad you'll listen to him. And he's a very humble guy."

Moorpark had an 8-2 record heading into the playoffs this weekend, but Lins doesn't define success simply by wins and losses. He wants his players to have the best high school football experience possible.

"Hopefully they can leave and go beyond football and remember that a great effort is going to get results, and if you continue to make a great effort, you should be OK," he said.