Jim Aikens has been coaching the throws since 1984. He has been the head coach at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois since 1990. During this time Jimís throwers have won four state championships and 13 other state medals. Jim has served as the director of Junior Athletics for USA Track & Field in the state of Illinois and holds USA Track & Field Level 1 and Level 2 certification. He is a Level One USATF Lead Instructor and is a USATF Nationally Certified Official in the throws. He has also served as President for the Illinois Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association and is a member of their Hall of Fame. Jim is currently the Illinois representative for the NCTA. Many of his throwers have earned conference, sectional, state, and national honors. In the past 15 years Jimís teamís have won seven conference championships ,six sectional championships, and four top 8 finishes at the Illinois state meet. Jim threw the shot put, hammer and discus in college. He also teaches Earth Science and Astronomy.