Born on
Inducted On
April 9, 2023
Location Inducted
Fairland, Indiana
Region Number
Triton Central
Martinsville High School
Taylor University, Ball State University
B.S., M.A.
1983, 1988
Time was a 3-year letter winner at Taylor in Football and Baseball.
In 1999, head coach Tim Able took the East Noble Knights to its school's first sectional championship. He reached his pinnacle in coaching, leading East Noble to the 4A state championship in 2000 with a decisive score of 28-7 over Plainfield. In 2001, Tim took the reins of the Decatur Central Football Program to get 10 wins in 2005 and won the school's first ever sectional championship with a kay win over Ben Davis on their home field. With this championship, Coach Able was named the 2005 Indy Marion County Coach of the Year, which is an award voted on by all Marion County Coaches. In 2009, Coach Able moved to New Palestine and guided them to their first-ever 4A championship. He was voted by his statewide peers to be the head coach of the South team for the forty-fourth All-Star Game in 2010. Tim Able was inducted into the East Noble Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.
His wife is Ronda Gentis Able. His daughter Daphne Able Capps is married to Cody Capps and his son Ryne Able is married to Audrey Bales Able. Tim and Ronda have 7 grandchildren.
Coach Able first started his coaching career at Maconaquah HS as a varsity assistant. His first year as a head football coach was at North Daviess High School in 1992. Coach Able took over the 1A football program that was struggling with 2 wins in the three previous seasons. Tim was able to guide the Cougars to 22 wins in 3 years and a sectional championship at North Daviess. Coach Able moved his family to class 4A with an East Noble football program that had won 4 games in 5 seasons. Coach Able then started his last stop at Triton Central. The TC Tigers have won 90 games, a 2014 ICC championship, 2019 regional championship, and 4 consecutive sectional championships 2019-2022. His current head coaching record stands at 215-132 and currently the 13th winningest active coach in Indiana. His record over his past 12 years of coaching, he has won 75% of games played (119-40).