A GoFundMe effort has been started to assist globetrotting coach Tim Hankinson, who was diagnosed with cancer (Stage 4 adenocarcinoma) last fall.
Hankinson's coaching career has taken him to 16 teams in five countries. He is perhaps best known as the coach of the great Alabama A&M teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s and one of the few Americans who has worked abroad with stops at clubs in Iceland, India and Jamaica and the U-17 national team in Guatemala.
Hankinson, 65, also worked in MLS (Tampa Bay and Colorado), the NASL (San Antonio and Indy Eleven), old USISL (Charleston and Raleigh) and USL League One (Chattanooga).
He was an early MLS employee, joining the league in 1996 as director of player development and serving as the first coach of MLS's Project-40 team.
Hankinson's wife, Yvette, started the fundraiser to offset the cost of travel and medical expenses. All donations will go directly to his fight with cancer.