What started as a commitment to helping a few individuals
improve the quality of their academic and athletic
performance has grown into a dynamic program for assisting
teenagers across the United States to become strong,
successful, well-rounded people.
1988, Jim produced the first video version of the Standards
of Excellence program. Then in 1992, the Standards of
Excellence went to an audio version. With the success of
these programs, a newer version was produced in 1997 called
Making a Difference, which was extremely successful in
impacting teenagers’ lives. The latest and most up-to-date
version of Jim’s program is 10 Steps to Success, now
available through this website.
a former professional basketball player in the NBA. He had
the privilege of starting his career with the Golden State
Warriors and finished with the San Diego Clippers. He is a
graduate of West Virginia
College, with degrees in business and psychology. Jim is
coauthor of the book titled Inspiring Others to Win. He has
delivered over 1,000 presentations to corporations,
businesses, and schools teaching effective techniques for
gaining life skills. From 1994 to 2000, he was the keynote
speaker for the DARE program in San Diego, California. Since
1996, he has been a keynote speaker for the Rotary Youth
Leadership Awards Conference. He is on the President’s
Advisory Council for West Virginia Wesleyan College and
served on the advisory board for Pro Kennex.
was born in Merion, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia,
and attended Lower Merion High School. He is married to CJ
Thornberry-Brogan and they own and show their Cavalier
King Charles Spaniel dogs.