Jim Feldkamp has 50 years of experience as a coach of student athletes, coaches and athletic directors. He continues coaching today primarily as either a teaching facilitator for the MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program (CAP) or as a consultant to the Charter School Conference (16 schools). Within this 50 year window of time, 39 years included A.D. responsibilities. His athletic experiences include Romeo, Anchor Bay, Troy School District, Detroit University Prep H.S. and numerous schools and school districts primarily in southeastern Michigan. As the boys varsity basketball coach at Anchor Bay High School for 14 years in the 1970’s and 80’s, his teams’ 151 career wins ranks as the most in school history and was a highly regarded program.
Throughout his career Jim has received recognition for his contributions and visionary approach primarily as an athletic administrator at the local, state and national levels. He has served as president of 4 different athletic conferences and also as president of the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) in 1999-2000. He has been named A.D. of the year in Oakland County (1997), for the State of Michigan (2001) and was a finalist as National A.D. of the year in 2002 representing MI, OH, IN, IL, WI and IA. The Michigan High School Athletic Association has recognized him as a recipient of the Allen Bush Award for exemplary service to interscholastic athletics in MI (2000) and also the Charles Forsythe Award for distinctive service (2005). In 2006 he received both the Michigan and National Awards of Merit and has been a presenter at 18 Michigan and 3 National Athletic Director Conferences. In 2014 he received The National Coach Contributor Award for Coaches Education from the National Federation (NFHS).
His service to community includes the creation of the Oakland County Slam Dunk and 3Point Shot Competition which over a 12-year period generated over $90,000 for the benefit of the Troy Community Coalition for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. This event was developed together by Jim along with his wife Pam. Also, a joint projects effort with the city recreation department led to ball field renovations throughout the Troy Community over several years along with the development of an extensive summer sports camps program which served over 25,000 participants in its initial 12 years. Jim also coached multiple youth basketball and baseball teams in the city as his three children were highly active in these programs.