Congratulations to Tim Rubens ’87, on being named the Special Olympics Chicago 2015 Coach of the Year. While at Rice, Tim was active in football, track, and student council. He went on to major in political science at SIUC while serving in the Illinois Air National Guard as a staff sergeant.
Tim has been coaching Special Olympics athletes for the past 8 years and is also the QIDP and Athletic Director of Special Olympics at McKinley Vocational, which offers track and field, tennis, and men’s basketball for adult athletes who are mentally and physically disabled. His teams were basketball city champs in 2013 and 2015; state champs in 2013, and state runner-up in 2015. Tim’s tennis team was gold medal finalist 2015.
Tim and his wife Saunja, along with their daughters Sascha and Timora, reside in Alsip.