Ice Harris Re-Joins Football Staff

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Miami native named Assistant Director of Football Operations

Courtesy UM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The head coach of the reigning high school football national champions is returning to the Miami Hurricanes football program.

Tim "Ice" Harris has resigned his post as head football coach at Booker T. Washington High School (Miami) to join Al Golden’s staff as Assistant Director of Football Operations. Harris will be the primary liaison with high school coaches. He will also assist in coordinating community service events for current student-athletes.

It is second stint as a member of the Miami football staff. He spent three seasons from 2008-10 as the assistant to the head coach, coordinating the football team’s community relations projects as well as assisting in other day-to-day operations of the football program.

Harris has more than 24 years of high school coaching experience and returns to Miami after a second successful stint as the head coach of Booker T. Washington (2003-07, 2011-13), where he compiled a 99-10 record in eight seasons. He was named Florida Dairy Farm Florida Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 after guiding Booker T. Washington to back-to-back Class 4A state championships. Booker T. Washington finished No. 1 in the final MaxPreps national football rankings.

He also led the Tornadoes to the 2007 Class 4A state championship and a No. 8 national ranking. Harris was named the 2007 USA TODAY National Coach of the Year, Miami Herald Coach of the Year and South Florida Touchdown Club Coach of the Year. He also earned 2003, 2004 and 2006 Florida Dairy Farm Coach of the Year honors.

Harris worked at Miami High School from 1986-96 where he coached wide receivers and served as the offensive coordinator. He served as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Northwestern High School from 1997-98 and 2001-02. He was the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Miami Central High School from 1999-2000.

A native of Miami, Harris played three years as a defensive back at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. He and his wife, Chonita, have two sons – Brandon and Tim Jr. The Harris family has Hurricane ties: Brandon is a member of the Houston Texans and Tim Jr. was an All-American and ACC champion for Miami’s men’s track and field team.


The University of Miami has launched the $7 million Football Victory Fund to address the most important needs of the football program. There are a variety of ways to contribute to the Football Victory Fund as well as to Hurricanes Athletics.  For more information on how you can donate and details of the pending projects, please call the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 or visit umvictoryfund.com.

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