Tim Derk

Tim Derk

Tim Derk

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Show Date: June 27th, 2018

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Tim Derk
“The Original”
San Antonio Spurs Coyote


Tim created and performed as The Coyote character for over 21 years. While Coyote, he entertained fans at 992 consecutive Spurs home games and made over 5000 public appearances.

The Coyote was elected to the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2007.
In addition, Tim has received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the NBA and was nominated for the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame this past year.

He has written a book about his experiences behind the mask, as well as his outlook on life. The book is available online and is entitled” “Hi Mom, Send Sheep” and is published by Trinity University Press and is available at Amazon.com.

Now Mr. Derk recruits, trains, develops and manages in the Spurs office of Service Innovation, and teaches specialized customer service. Tim is in his 32nd year with the Spurs organization.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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