Coach/Contributor ⋅ Class of 1988
Jim began his Wrestling Career at Elgin High School. His Collegiate days were spent at Colorado State University.
Jim was probably one of the best Assistant Coaches one could have. An extremely loyal individual, he was an Assistant at Wheaton North High School 6 years before moving to Oak Park for the Head Position. He spent two years there before moving to Glenbard South High School.
While at Oak Park he had 1 State Place winner. While at Glenbard South he had 4 State Place winners, one of which was a Champion – the first Champion of the DuPage Valley Conference. In his short Varsity Wrestling Coaching Career, he accumulated over 100 wins.
He was one of the first to pioneer International Wrestling in our area, being a many time host to Free Style competitions. He was the Coach of the Illinoi team that hosted the New York Team. He was very active in the Mayor Daley Club and the Old Navy Pier activities.
He was President of the IWCOA in 1975-1976.
Although not coaching at the High School level, he was extremely active in the Illinois Wrestling Federation up to the time of his untimely death in 1980 at the age of 43.