Jim Muth - 2015
Jim was a 1990 graduate of Midview High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University. He began his teaching career at Midview Middle School where he taught for 2 years and then became a social studies teacher at Firelands High School in Amherst, where he coached the girl's volleyball team.
At Fireland's he was known for his motto, “Never Say Can't.” He was also the Vice President of the Ohio Volleyball Coaches Association and a District 3 Trustee. He wasn't just a fellow coach, he was our friend.
Most of all, Jim was a loving husband and father. He was a truly devoted family man to his wife Char of 16 years and children Abbey and Josh.
On Nov. 22, 2011, the lives of the Muth family were changed forever. Jim left Firelands High School to pick up his children, Abbey, 11, and Joshua, 7, from school. He was traveling on Russia Road when he was struck by a pickup truck who went left of center. Jim suffered extensive injuries including a crushed skull, a severe brain injury to his left side, eye trauma and a broken arm. The accident left Jim in a coma for over a year before he finally passed. Throughout his year and half long battle Jim's family was by his side. Jim Muth, age 41, of Elyria, passed away on June 18, 2013.
In 2015 Coaches 4 Coaches set out to honor Jim's legacy by making a donation to the Jim Muth benefit fund that was created to support the family.Thanks to the many volleyball supporters in Ohio, 2015 was a huge success. In memory of Jim at a Firelands High School volleyball match the Muth family was presented a check for $12,000.00.