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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

The chaotic life of a Washington athletic director

Zeiler talks about the AD life in the last year


Last updated 3/25/2021 at 12:58pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Davenport athletic director Tim Zeiler stands in the hallways of Davenport High School. Zeiler has been a teacher and AD in Davenport for 16 years.

DAVENPORT – Tim Zeiler was going through the 2019-20 academic year just like he had his previous 15 years as the athletic director and P.E. teacher at the high school. Then, a little virus called COVID-19 hit, sports were cancelled, school was shut down and the last year has been unlike anything he ever expected to face.

"It put us all on our heels, because we weren't trained to teach the way we were being asked to teach," Zeiler said. "Kids deserve the best, and online is not the best."

Zeiler also had to figure out how to be an athletic director and help guide the district through athle...

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