A native Floridian, James attended college at the University of South Florida from 2005-2009 where he studied Business Marketing. During this time he acquired his USSF "D" coaching license. In 2010 he moved to Oxford, England where he studied Sport and Coach Science at Oxford Brookes University. During his 3 years in Oxford, James worked and gained experience at Oxford United Football Club. Taking on the role of Group Ticket Sales Manager, his responsibilities developed into the first ever Partnership Officer role at the Club where they established partnerships with 15 grassroot clubs.
While working at Oxford United, James was an Assistant Manager with the Oxford University Men's team under OUFC Assistant Manager Mickey Lewis. In his last year coaching the team, they went on to record an undefeated season and won the league. James also completed his FA Level 2 degree.
James is now working at Seacoast United as the Director of Sales and Marketing for all of Seacoast United.