Was saddened to hear of the passing of Tim Kays this past week. Mr. Kays has been very ill the last number of years, so his death was not a shock, but still hurts. Loved seeing him at NU basketball games that I broadcast and seeing the love shown by his former students who helped get him there, like Mark and John Paye. I did not grow up here but I did not have to, to know what Coach Kays meant to the Nevada Union community. As Craig Strohm put it early today, Tim bled blue and gold. I got to meet him covering sports for the Union back in the mid 80′s when he was track and cross country coach and also got to write a feature article about him as well. I found out right away that he loved his family at home and his NU family at school. He was a gentleman and sportsman in every sense of both words, and he will be missed. Because the Tim Kays’ of the world are getting harder to find. I wish all the best to Tim’s wife, children and entire family and extended family, those that bleed Blue and Gold.
AdministratorTom Fitzsimmons is the Station Manager for Nevada County Broadcasters, and morning show host at KNCO NewsTalk 830, but his favorite job is being father to his daughters, Katie and Kelly. Tom has also remarried and his love is Roxanne, a RN at Sierra Nevada, with two great kids, Tyson and Megan. Tom and Roxanne just became grandparents with the birth of Megan's daughter, Hazel Virginia. Tom also is the voice of High School Football and Basketball play by play. His hobbies include playing and watching all sports and taking long hikes both locally and in the Sierras with his dog, Angel. He also has taken up distance running and just completed his second half marathon.
Posted: Nov. 7, 2013 2:20 PM PDT