Columbus North / East High Schools Coach, 1973 – 2015
Jim Sheridan coached Columbus North to three consecutive state titles between 1998 and 2000. He also has a girls title while at Columbus East, becoming one of the very few who have state titles at more than on school. From 1980 until 1984, Jim served as the head swim coach at Columbus East High School, where he won his first state championship. Jim earned an M. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling, Clemson University, May 1986, a B.A. Degree in Physical Education and Health Ed. From Marshall University in 1977. Currently, he serves as Head Swim Coach and Dean of Students at Columbus North High School and Donner Swim Club. Jim has received many awards such as Indiana Coach of the year nine times, four years with the boys team and five years for the girls team. Jim’s teams have produced over 90 All-Americans in the 12 years. Prior to his stint at Columbus North, Jim was Head Swim Coach for Men and Women at Clemson University from 1991 through 1994. The women’s team reached a Top 20 ranking, while we had to rebuild the men’s program with no scholarships. From 1980 until 1984, Jim served as the head swim coach at Columbus East High School, where he won his first state championship.