by Jason Wright / Appe Newspapers
December 23, 2008 ALPHARETTA -
A 17-year Milton High School teacher and popular coach is recovering from injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Cogburn Road Dec. 12.Tim Chastain, a 50-year-old Dawsonville resident who has taught health and physical education courses while coaching baseball and football at Milton since 1991, is in North Fulton Hospital suffering from a severely broken leg, dislocated foot, broken pelvis and a ruptured spleen. He received the injuries after his 2003 Toyota Tacoma drifted across the center lane and hit a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche head on just before 3:45 p.m. near North Park."I'll be OK. It's just going to take a while to rehab," said Chastain. "It's going to be a slow process."
The other driver was not injured, said investigators.Principal Ron Tesch said the school has been in regular contact with Chastain's family and is monitoring his recovery."He has been a good teacher who is respected by his students and staff," said Tesch. "He is in our thoughts and prayers."
The long time coach, who took a break from football this year, said he appreciated the sentiment."I need all the prayers I can get right now," he said.