has been involved in sports for over thirty years as both a player and coach.
He is presently the Athletic Director at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT. In September 2000, he was selected as America's "Most Caring Coach" by USA Today Weekend Magazine.
In 2001, he
was the recipient of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA "Strong Kid's Award".
In 2003, he
was voted one of the top 100 most influential people in Connecticut High School Sports.
sports/educational program has been featured in the New York Times
has lectured and presented his
program for the Frank McGuire Foundation
, The After School Corporation
("TASC"), the National Alliance For Youth Sports
("NAYS") and Youth Basketball
of America ("YBOA").
program has been featured in both the New York Times
and USA Today
Jim attended Fairfield University and Quinnipiac School of Law.
During those years, he was also the head coach of Masuk High School in Monroe, receiving the New York Daily News "Coach of the Year" Award.
After graduating from law school, he
also served as an assistant coach at the University of Bridgeport
under New England's all-time winningest basketball coach, Bruce Webster.
has been an assistant coach at St. Joseph High School
under the State of Connecticut's all-time winningest coach, Vito Montelli and assisted in the McDonald's All American game in Indianapolis in 1991, where he
coached NBA All Star, Grant Hill.
Jim has recently retired from his law practice of twenty years to devote himself to the Future Stars Children's Foundation of which he serves as Executive Director.
involvement with Future Stars
and as Athletic Director at St. Joseph High School
is able to share his
sports knowledge along with his
concern for children.
wife, Kim, have four boys and reside in Shelton, CT.
"Coach Olayos has been a mentor to me for a very long time, since my days of playing for Coach Montelli at St. Joseph High School.