Tim Tollestrup's impact on Lethbridge College evolved from local basketball playing legend, including a stint on Canada's national team, to the Kodiaks men's basketball coach to eventually taking the reigns as Director of Athletics. During his 20 years as the former Lethbridge Community College (and now Lethbridge College) AD, Tim turned the Kodiaks program into one of the ACAC's best winning CCAA national championships in basketball, soccer and cross country running. A state of the art triple gymnasium complex opened in the late 80', was the envy of colleges across the country and stands as a legacy to Tim's vision and persistence. It was the site of the only nationally televised CCAA national championship on TSN in 1994.
Tollestrup served on the ACAC Executive Committee from 1983-87, including a 2 year term as President, and again from 1988-2003 while serving as VP Finance. He also volunteered as ACAC Basketball Convenor from 2005-07. Tollestrup had a significant impact at the ACAC Conference Council table and is widely acknowledged as one of the key individuals who helped shape the ACAC during those transitional years of early expansion.