Jim Heath
Jim Heath
Title: Sports Information Consultant
Phone: 757-503-8107
Email: James.Heath@theuscaa.com

The native of Hampton, VA, is in his 14th year as Sports Information Consultant for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association after serving for 16 years as Sports Information Director for The Apprentice School.

In his role with the USCAA, he has helped with the development of the website for the association along with serving as statistician for the USCAA Golf Championships and Softball Small College World Series for the last two years .  He has helped introduce the use of live stats to national tournaments and worked with tournaments for publicity locally and nationally.

Heath has also served as the USCAA Football Sports Information Director for the last four years where he coordinated the coaches rankings and helped garner national recognition for USCAA football teams.

He was the chief statistician for the USCAA Basketball Championships for eight years, the USCAA Baseball Small College World Series for 13 years and is a constant source of assistance for member schools with statistics and Sports Information needs.

Heath is also the Director of Sports Information at Hampton University.  In his second full year there, Heath is in charge of publicity for the 17 NCAA Division I sports as members of the Big South Conference.

A 1992 graduate of Christopher Newport University, Heath was a student in the Sports Information Office throughout his collegiate days.  Upon graduation with an English degree, he worked for two years as the Graduate Assistant Sports Information Director at Old Dominion University.  At ODU, he worked with nine sports including the field hockey team that did not lose a game in his two years.

After ODU, he returned to CNU serving as its first Assistant Sports Information Director for two years before going full-time with The Daily Press in Newport News, Va. in 1995 where he worked until March of 2001.

He is an active member of College Sports Information Directors of America and Virginia Sports Information Directors Association where he was elected for a second two-year term as President of VaSID in June of 2017.  Heath has served as the Sports Information Director for the Atlantic Central Football Conference (2004-2010), the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (2002-2007) and as the Media Director for the Virginia Duals wrestling tournament (2004-present).  He was named the recipient of the Bob Moskowitz Media Award by the Peninsula Sports Club in June of 2008.