A 1985 Crater graduate, Tim was a two-year letterman in football and a three-year letterman in basketball. He received 2nd team All-Conference in basketball and was chosen as the Most Valuable Player his senior year. In addition, Tim was an outstanding track and field athlete, setting school records in both the shot put and the discus. He took 1st place in the shot put and 2nd in the discus at the District meet his senior year. He had an outstanding State meet, placing 2nd in the shot, 3rd in the discus and 6th in the javelin. Besides his athletic prowess, Tim was on the Honor Roll every semester of his high school years.
Upon graduation from Crater, Tim went on to the University of Oregon with a track and field scholarship in hand and enjoyed four years as a member of the U of O Track and Field Team. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990 and began his professional career as the Program Coordinator at the Mount Hood YMCA. He was to serve in this capacity from 1990 to 1994 and then became a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department. He remains in this position today.
Mr. Hammock has many fond memories of his time at Crater. “My experience at Crater High School was wonderful. I made life-long friendships there, and I still keep in touch with these friends. The highlight of my Crater time was competing and representing my school in sports. Amazingly, I still get recognized by peer athletes from competing schools for my athletic skills. My experience practicing, competing, learning to lose, having injuries and maintaining my composure during highly competitive games laid the ground work that helped make me a successful husband, father, recreational professional and a positive role model for others.”
Tim is especially appreciative of a number of coaches and teachers who positively impacted his life while at Crater. “I would like to offer up special thanks to Jeff Nafie, Dave Orr, Jim Guscette, Larry Ryerson, Dave Jacobs and Bud LeFever for the countless hours they spent with me, trying to perfect my athletic skills while also being positive role models and encouraging me to be a successful student-athlete. I would also like to thank my mom, Montie and my late Dad, Larry, for their countless hours spent attending games, cancelling family vacations and their endless love and encouragement.”
Tim and his wife, Alicia, live in Oregon City and have three children, Jessica (24), Corie (21) and Logan (10).