Jim attended Cornerstone in the 1980s and played baseball. He received multiple awards, including 3 MVPs, multiple all tournament recognitions, and was presented with a special award from the athletic department for outstanding career performance after his senior year. After receiving his degree from Cornerstone in 1988, Jim served in Student Development for 7 years before going to work on the campus grounds.
Jim is responsible for providing oversight, direction, and care for all aspects of the campus landscape. He also handles all aspects of the women's college softball program. He has received the Outstanding Service Award for grounds work, the 2006 Region 8 coaching staff of the year award, 2013 WHAC Conference Coach of the Year Award, and has a 4-star rating through the coursework of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. He has led three CU softball teams to conference and regional championships and inclusion in the NAIA National Championship Tournament.
Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, collecting sports cards, and spending time with his wife Shari and three sons, David, John, and Ben. "Watching them compete athletically is a great joy for me," he says.