Jim Rooney has been involved with Special Olympics Texas since 1996. Jim has been married to Sharon for 37 years. They have been blessed with four sons, eight grandchildren and three more grandchildren on the way. Jim works for Shermco Industries Inc, and currently serves as the corporate training manager. In addition to coaching soccer for the Spirit of Flower Mound Special Olympic Team, he also coaches with basketball, swimming, golf and flag football.
Jim says he loved coaching all his son’s sports teams and is proud of what they have accomplished, but it was getting involved in Special Olympics and coaching his son Patrick, that showed him the heart of sports. Special Olympics coaching is extremely important to him and he has learned so much from the coaches, staff members, volunteers and certainly the athletes.
“The longer I am involved with Special Olympics, the more I learn that anything is possible and there are many people with big hearts. Just look at what is being done by the FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids organizations for the Special Olympics athletes.”