Jim Maxwell has made significant contributions to high school athletics in a couple of different ways. A native of Hampton, Va., Jim attended Randolph-Macon College and then the Duke University School of Law. He has been the NCHSAA’s legal counsel for many years. But he has also achieved fame as one of the top swimming coaches our state has ever had. Maxwell was the volunteer head coach at Durham Jordan throughout his 29-year coaching career, coaching both the men’s and women’s teams. His squads earned five state championships and finished as state runners-up an additional eight times. He directed a regional swimming and diving championship for 19 years and the state meet for 15. In addition, the veteran coach served as chairman of the National Federation Swimming and Diving Rules Committee for four years after three years as a committee member.
July 8, 2019