Jim Place has spent 49 years as an educator, administrator, athletic director, and football coach in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas, with a strong passion for athletics and character education.
As a coach, he has been inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, is a State Champion football coach, and is the recipient of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jim spent time as the Director of Character Education for Hamilton City Schools, which was honored as Ohio and National School of Character Education during Jim's tenure. He has presented at more than 300 conferences, clinics and other speaking engagements and has give Character Presentations to over 200 schools and groups. Jim has also presented at football clinics at Ohio State, University of Michigan, and Notre Dame.
Jim has been the primary presenter for University of Dayton Character Education classes for the past 10 years. Over 3,000 educators have taken at least one of the workshops, using the coursework as a springboard to implement character programs in their schools.