Trinity University Press

Tim Derk

Tim Derk made his debut as the Coyote in 1983. He appeared in over 1,110 games and averaged almost 200 community appearances a year. Today he is the associate manager of service innovation for Spurs Sports and Entertainment and lives in San Antonio with his wife, Colleen Quirk, and their two children. Derk loves his current position with the Spurs and remarks, “It’s the first job I’ve ever had that requires me to wear long pants!”

Hi Mom, Send Sheep!

At the age of forty-seven, Tim Derk’s career as mascot for the San Antonio Spurs was soaring as the team headed toward their third NBA Championship. That career ended abruptly when he suffered a massive stroke. Despite remarkable success in regaining speech and movement, Derk knew there was no going back. Hi Mom, Send Sheep! is his fond look at his years as the Coyote. Beginning with his...

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