Bishop McCort High School
Washington & Jefferson College

In his short life, Jimmy battled cancer that led to a multitude of challenges. A positive outlook and determination led him to success in life and sports. At Washington High School, he enjoyed success as a wide-receiver and kicker in football, and as a stellar performer on the golf and track teams. An honor student, he was named an All-Star Achiever by the Post-Gazette as a senior. He graduated magna cum laude from Bethany College and pursued his life’s work as a sports journalist. He was emerging as an excellent writer, researcher and storyteller. Regardless of the task, Jimmy was always smiling as he toiled until there was no more to give. Jimmy passed away in June 2008 at the age of 26. He was honored and memorialized with the WPIAL’s John Challis Courage Award in 2010.

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