My name is James. I’ve been around and enjoyed sports my whole life. I started with tennis playing with high school coaches when I could barely see over the net. When I reached high school, I played every sport offered at my small high school, football, baseball, and basketball. I started in all three sports for most of my high school career.
As my high school career ended, I began playing golf and tennis regularly. I would take every opportunity to catch a quick game of either. When I graduated from college and began my coaching career, I would often hit the golf course before work, even though I had to drive 30 miles to play. It was the start of a life-long passion.
I had a very successful coaching career for the next 26 years and then went into the administrative side of education. I coached primarily basketball where my teams won one state title and had one runner-up. I was an assistant for the football team and we won 3 state titles in the ’70s. I coached baseball for 4 years.
Sports only take a spark to get you hooked. Play golf 3 or 4 times and you will probably get hooked. I have been blessed to still be competitive at the ripe young age of 82. I know a few things and will be happy to share many stories.