Tim Plummer (’83) – Soccer
Columbus High introduced soccer into its sports program in the fall of 1979 and that was a good year to start soccer because that’s the year Tim Plummer also started at Columbus.
He started every game for four years. He was our first four-year letter winner in the sport. Tim was a midfielder as a freshman, and played sweeper his final three seasons.
Due in large part to Tim’s play, Columbus finished 9-6-1 in 1981 and second in the district. During that season, Columbus surprised a No. 1 ranked Killian team with a 2-1 win in overtime. Tim scored both goals and was named the Miami Herald’s athlete of the week.
The Explorers again were district runner-up in Tim’s senior year – and he was selected first-team All-County, making Tim the first All-County player in the program’s history.
His soccer career at Columbus is highlighted by a very impressive statistic – In four seasons, Tim attempted and converted 14 consecutive penalty kicks for goal. He never missed one penalty kick. In all, Tim scored 18 career goals.
Tim also played four seasons of football at Columbus and then played one season of football at North Carolina State University, where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering. He later received his MBA at the University of Colorado.
Today, Tim works with his dad at the highly-respected civil engineering firm, David Plummer and Associates. Tim served on the Columbus Board of Directors for 10 years, including 4 years as chairman.
Tim and his wife, Darby, have 4 children.