His distinguished coaching career began in 1960 at Santa Clara High School, with stops at Thousand Oaks High School and Rio Mesa High, and ended after a 30 year tenure at Carpinteria High School.
During Jim’s 12 year reign as Head Basketball Coach, the Warriors won 5 TVL Championships and 6 players won All-CIF Honors. Jim’s career mark as the Warrior Basketball Coach was 180 wins and 80 losses. From 1979 to 1987, Jim’s boy’s tennis teams won 5 TVL titles and won 2 CIF Championships and one runner-up trophy. The boys established a TVL record of 56 consecutive victories.
In 1975, Jim was an integral part of the coaching staff that brought the first CIF Football Championship to Carpinteria High School. Jim has also been involved in the Russell Cup Track Meet for 30 years, serving as the Meet Director for the last 28 years. A stint as the Girls’ Varsity Basketball Co-Coach for the 1995-96 season concluded Jim’s active coaching career.
For the last eleven years, Jim served as the Athletic Director at Carpinteria. The Warriors were highly successful during this time. They participated in 6 CIF football games and won 4 championships.
Jim served on the CIF Season of Sports, Regional Playoff, and Boys and Girls Basketball Seeding Committees. In 1997 the CIF Executive Committee recognized Jim’s contributions by awarding him the prestigious Gold Life Pass. He was inducted into the S. C Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1996.