Jim started D3soccer.com in the fall of 2007, with the help of Pat Coleman, founder of the D3sports.com network. After roughly 25 years of involvement Division III soccer, Jim felt the soccer community needed a "D3hoops.com" site of its own. That effort brought a new site covering men's and women's soccer for D3 athletics. Following a short stint playing for Wheaton College (Ill.), Jim graduated in 1984 with a degree in economics, and earned an MBA from Loyola University Chicago in 2000. Jim and his family live in the Chicago suburbs.