Joseph Timothy Sarver

Class of 1967 / Inducted 1975 / Football

Joseph “Tim” Sarver was a four-year letterwinner and captain of the 1967 Emory & Henry football squad. In 1966, he was named Player of the Year by the Knoxville News Sentinel. The following year he was named All-Area Small College Back of the Year and was placed on the All-Area Small College team. He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 in recognition of his accomplishments as a collegiate athlete.

In addition to football, Sarver was also a member of Phi Gamma Phi social fraternity.

Sarver earned a master’s degree in 1975 and became a history teacher and a football and track coach. He worked at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia, before moving to Rockingham County to take the helm of the Harrisonburg High School football program.

His Harrisonburg High School football team won the AA State Championship in 2001. That year, Sarver was voted Area, Regional, and State Coach of the Year. In 2004 they were state runners up. Sarver retired from coaching in 2010 after a quarter-century at Harrisonburg High School.