PEABODY— Gloucester High School teacher, former Gloucester High School baseball coach and broadcaster on MSO Web Radio Tim Kearns was honored Tuesday at the Moynihan Lumber Student Athlete of the Year luncheon at Salem Country Club with the 2012 Moynihan Lumber Lifetime Commitment Award for his work in the community.
Kearns, a long time Gloucester High history teacher and baseball coach from 2001-2004 was honored along with Moynihan Lumber Student Athletes of the Year Catarina Rocha of Peabody and Trevor Lyons of Hamilton-Wenham. Also being honored Tuesday was Marblehead's Herb Kupersmith (Fan Award) and Pingree head hockey coach Buddy Taft (Lifetime Commitment Award).
"When I heard I was being presented with this award I was speechless for probably the second time in my life," Kearns joked after receiving the award Tuesday. "But this is a huge honor."
Teaching in the classroom and coaching on the baseball diamond aren't the only places where Kearns has made an impact in the community. He also broadcasts several high school sports on MSO Web radio (moorestuffonline.com) along with Rick Moore, the 2010 recipient of the Moynihan Lumber Lifetime Commitment Award.
Kearns handles color commentary duties during football and baseball season and has also broadcast basketball and hockey games over the airways covering teams all over the North Shore, most notably the Northeastern Conference.
Known for his depth of sports knowledge Kearns has enlightened many to the nuances of high school sports over the web.
"The things he picks out during games is remarkable," said Steve Krause, a coordinator of the award who presented the award to Kearns on Tuesday. "He has a wealth of sports knowledge across all sports."