USA Racquetball Names New U.S. Adult National Team Head Coach
23 Mar, 2020
USA Racquetball announced that Jim Durham of Fresno, California, has been named Head Coach of the U.S. Adult Racquetball Team.
Jim possesses decades of experience coaching championship football, basketball, baseball, and track teams. He has worked with players, parents, coaches, officials, and administrative personnel; solicited donations for uniforms and equipment; and coordinated travel as integral parts of his coaching duties.
An open and open age level racquetball player who began competing in 1978, Jim has closely followed the game's evolution from the original racquets and game strategies to today's advanced equipment, training methods, and aggressive shot making. His knowledge and skills relative to game analysis and pattern recognition, team and individual motivation, practice planning and goal setting, and analysis of swing mechanics will serve Team USA well as they travel to international competitions representing their country.
Jim is a graduate of California State University at Fresno with a B.A. in Psychology. He and his wife Diana enjoy nature, hiking and cycling. They are parents, grandparents, and dog parents.
About USA Racquetball: USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts six national championships and sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport.