June 16, 1935 in Venice Beach, California
High School: Warrensburg High School (Missouri) (1953)
College: University of Kansas (1961)





High School:

  • Lettered four years in football, three years in baseball and one year in track
  • Played American Legion baseball


  • Lettered three years in football and baseball
  • Member of the Big 8 football championship team that played in the Blue Bonnet Bowl
  • Team Captain of the Baseball team in his senior year under Coach Floyd Temple
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 8 in baseball in 1961


  • Served in the Navy from 1955-1959 at Kingsville Naval Base
  • Coached the Navy station’s baseball team for two years
  • Honored on the All-Navy baseball team

Professionally; Jim Coached for 42 years – 4 years in high school, 27 years at New Mexico Highlands and 11 years at College of the Southwest; Won 619 college baseball games at NMHU and CSW

  • Coached as assistant coach in football and baseball at Liberty High School (Mo)
  • New Mexico Highlands (Las Vegas, New Mexico)
    • Head Baseball Coach from 1965 to 1991
    • National NAIA Baseball Champions in 1967
    • Two other national tournament appearances – runner-up and semi-final finish
    • 384-351 Record
    • Athletic Director and Intramural Director for 12 years
    • Coached the softball team for 2 years, finishing as runner up in RMAC both years
    • Offensive Coordinator of the football team for a few years
    • Professor of Physical Education and Health Classes
    • Acting Chair of the Department of Physical Education and Health
    • Several of his players have been inducted into the NMHU Hall Of Honor over the years
    • Coached four First-Team All-Americans, three Second-Team All-Americans, and two Honorable Mention All-Americans
    • Served on numerous committees such as athletics, admissions, scholarships, Title 1X, Safety
    • Chairman for the RMAC Athletic Directors Council
    • RMAC Presidential Council Rep
    • RMAC Oversight Committee
    • Planning Committee for Facilities Additions at NMHU


  • College of the Southwest (Hobbs, New Mexico)
    • Took over Head Coaching job at College of the Southwest in 1993 until 2005.
    • Won 34 games in 2004 and 33 games in 2003
    • Runner-up Red River Athletic Conference, which led to the only Regional appearance
    • Red River Athletic Conference tournament appearances in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, & 2005.
    • Built a baseball field at CSW (including press box and bleachers) The field was well-known in the area. Teams from Texas and all over would use it for playoff and tournament games.
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Played twice in the National Baseball Congress Pro Tournament as a pitcher and short stop


  • Inducted into NMHU Hall Of Honor in 2002
  • Served on the Executive Council of District 7
  • District 7 coach of the year three times
  • Area 2 Coach of the Year twice
  • Sought after guest speaker. Spoke at NMHSCA clinic five times, New Mexico State

football Clinic, NAIA national convention, baseball clinics across state and El

Paso, Kiwanis Club, and Rotary Club.

  • Coach Marshall has organized tournaments and playoff games before and after

his retirement. His experience and knowledge benefit everyone involved.

Community Involvement:

  • Community wide cleanup, Hobbs 1994-2006
  • Little league advisor
  • Red Cross Board of Directors
  • Student Life committee at CSW
  • Community Recreation Advisor
  • Relay for Life participant
  • Ocotillo Golf Association


  • Wife, Carolyn

Two children, Tammy Rotunno and Jim Bob Marshal