Is presently entering his 38th year in education. Prior to arriving at North Central College, Jim taught at the elementary level for 3 years, K-8 for 2 years and high school for 6 years. He coached basketball, football and softball. At North Central, Jim coached men's soccer for 11 years and is currently into his 27th in softball. He has spoken at numerous clinics and has served on the NCAA comittee for bid selection and all-region selections. He graduated in 1977 from Western Illinois University with a B.A. in Physical Education. In 1994 he earned his master's from the U.S. Sports Academy in Alabama in Sport Mangement. He has taught 13 different courses in the HPE department during his time at North Central College. He also has supervised numerous students during student teaching. In 2010, Jim was selected to the Athletic Hall of Fame at North Central.