Year Inducted: 2022
Category: Career Coaches
Schools / Organizations: Altamont High School
Wapella High School
Salem High School
(Decatur) Eisenhower High School
Biography: Jim’s wide-ranging career has seen him serve as head coach at nine high schools, two universities and overseas in Asia. He took 489 career wins, including 328 as an Illinois high school coach, into the 2021-22 season at Altamont High School. Jim also coached boys high school teams at Wapella, Edwards County (twice), Vandalia, Salem, Effingham, Noble, Decatur Eisenhower and Wayne City. He had head coaching stints at Cincinnati Christian and Lincoln Christian universities, and coached NBA affiliate teams in Asia.