Coach James, as he is called, was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he attended McKinley High School. As a 3 sport Athlete, he excelled and he did the same in the class room. He would go on to earn a scholarship to play football at Texas Southern University. He was able to play offense and defense in college which launched into an opportunity to enter the NFL. After Football, James went into Marketing and then Banking where he has had a very successful career. His undying vision to help others led him to start Fight for Me, Inc., a Non-profit and PPA, 7 v 7 player development. James is now married to Sylvia Williams who shares his vision and they reside in Memphis, TN.