Played in the rivalry during 1956 and 1957. After graduation in 1958, Jim went on to play two years at Chaffey Junior College and went on to graduate from West Texas State University in 1965. Jim played in the 1963 Sun Bowl while in college. Was an assistant coach in 13 Victor Valley vs. Barstow rivalry games and head coach in three. Jim served as principal at Barstow High School from 1990-1995. Retired from the Barstow School District in 2016 after serving 49 years.