Jim Odoms

Jim Odoms, Hall of Fame Athlete

Jim Odoms made a name for himself on the gridiron growing up in Santa Barbara!

Odoms, a 1975 graduate of Dos Pueblos High School and star nose guard for the Charger football team, was one of the few players to ever be named to the All Channel League first team for three straight years.

During his senior season, he was selected as the league’s Player of the Year and was also named to the National High School Coaches Association All-American team.

Odoms was voted as Most Valuable Player at the County All-Star Football Game and was also chosen to play in the Shrine All-Star game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

But his talents weren’t restricted to just football. He was a four-time All-Channel League selection in track and field, taking fourth place in the CIF shotput. In wrestling, he suffered only two dual-meet defeats.

Odoms continued his athletic career at North Texas State where he was a four-year letterman, starting 21 games. He was team captain during his senior season.

He is currently the defensive coordinator for Marcos High School, which has made the Texas State Playoffs during each of the last five seasons and which advanced to the championship game last fall. Odoms also teaches physical education in an elementary school.