Jim was elected to the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005.
Jim coached boy's & girls golf at West Branch. During that time, his boy's team had a record of 757-123-2. They won 7 Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference titles, 9 Sectional titles, 6 District titles, and qualified for 9 State tournaments. Of those 9 appearances, they won 4 State titles.
From 1988-1992, Jim's team was undefeated going 290-0.
In 1993 & 1996, Jim was named Iowa High School Golf Coach of the Year.
In 1996, Jim was the United State’s Region 6 High School Golf Coach of the Year.