Born in Ashland, Kentucky; B.S. East Tennessee State University; Happily married with a daughter, stepdaughter and grandson; lives outside of Chicago, IL.
Looking to lower your handicap or wear The Masters green jacket? Jim can get you there. He has coached the world’s #1 pro golfer; #1 golf instructor, #1 golf commentator, and #1 golf magazine editor; Delivered multiple presentations at PGA Golf Shows; Conducted seminars for 100+ PGA golf instructors.
Jim has coached 10 pros to win their first tournament, PGA Rookie of the Year, and the University of Illinois Men’s Golf team to garner eight Big 10 titles and 10 NCAA team appearances, NCAA/Big 10 Coach of the Year, 2 NCAA Champions, and 10 NCAA All-Americans; Jim has conducted 100+ of his proprietary Golf in the Zone™ Schools with Golf Digest Top 50 instructors David Leadbetter, Brian Mogg, Mike Adams, and Jim Hardy to name a few.
The world’s best baseball players call Jim 24/7. He has coached 3 Hall of Fame inductees (Randy Johnson, Frank Thomas, Jim Thome) and 28 MLB All-Stars, including 5 MVPs, 4 Cy Young Award recipients, 2 Batting Champions, 3 HR champions, and Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winners from every position. He has also individually coached 9 members of the 1997 World Series Cleveland Indians, players from Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan), KBO (South Korea), and even a New Mexico State Champion Little League team.