James Zimmerman

Sport Management Program Director 
Assistant Professor in Sport Management 
B.S., Fort Hays State University
M.S., United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL
zimmermanj@stmary.edu | 913-758-6428 | Miege 112A

Jim Zimmerman is the director of sport management at the University of Saint Mary, joining USM in 2007. Zimmerman has spent more than 15 years in intercollegiate athletics, and most recently served as an NCAA Division III athletic director.

Prior to that Zimmerman served as assistant athletic director for sports information, assistant men’s basketball coach and head golf coach at Jamestown College.

Zimmerman currently serves as faculty athletic representative for USM and is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Executive Council.

Zimmerman received his Bachelor’s Degree from Fort Hays State University and his Master of Sports Science degree from the United States Sports Academy, Daphne, Alabama.

Zimmerman coached high school basketball and football for three years in Kansas and was a volunteer assistant basketball coach at Montana State University for two years.

An expert on the business psychology of sports, Zimmerman emphasizes class discussion, ethical dilemmas, and interviewing techniques applicable to the sports industry.