James will start his 20th year teaching in fall of 2016. His first volleyball coaching job was in 1990 and has coached volleyball for countless teams as an assistant or a head coach at levels ranging from 5th grade to community college. This is James’ 2nd year with the Aspire Volleyball club. He was the coach for Aspire’s first Co-ed team. James has coached teams for several volleyball clubs, as well as various high schools and middle schools. In addition, James coached wrestling for 22 years and also coached 9 seasons of recreational youth soccer. James currently referees High School Volleyball, High School Wrestling, youth soccer and Mixed Martial Arts. James played for the West Valley Community College Men's Volleyball team the last years of the program in 1993 & 1994. Through the ‘90’s James played a ton of grass volleyball. James met his wife, Valerie playing grass doubles. Both Valerie & James currently play recreational co-ed indoor and pick up sand. James has earned some accolades as a professional Mixed Martial Artist. Competing and winning championships for several minor MMA organizations.
Aspire Volleyball Club
2015-16 Aspire Volleyball Club 16 Teal Head Coach
2015-16 Aspire Volleyball Club 11 Pink Assistant Coach
2014-15 Aspire Volleyball Club Camps and Clinics Coach
Gold Cal Jrs.
Junior competition U12 program 3 seasons. 2013, 2014, 2015
Assistant u13 area team 2015
Co Coach Boys Jr. National 12’s team. 2013
Assistant U14’s 2015 Boys Power League team
Assistant U14’s summer classic team 2016
Assistant U16-2 2016 Boys Power league team
Above the net training camp coach summer 2016
Started the Mitchell Middle Boys program 2015 as well as coached the 2016 season.
1994 & 1995 West Valley Community College Women’s team assistant coach & statistician.
West Valley Community College Summer camp coach 1994, &1995
1990, 1991, & 1992 St. John Vianney San Jose 5/6th grade boys team
1993 Prospect Highschool Frosh-Soph Coach & Varsity Assistant
1999, 2000 & 2001 Ley-Va Middle School Girls Coach
2001, 2002, 2003, 2003 2005 Mitchell Middle School Girls Coach