James Grandey

Why do you enjoy teaching at Bluffton? What makes it unique?James Grandey
Through teaching, I get to meet students outside of athletics

  • What excites you about teaching health, fitness and sport science?

We have such a great group of faculty. We are all at about the same age and have young families. We are all working towards making this program as successful as possible.

  • I knew I was destined to teach HFSS when...

I knew when I was in college I wanted to be a teacher. In my junior and senior years of high school I knew I wanted to help people learn and it has allowed me to stay involved in athletics.

  • My favorite class to teach is..

Fit for Life. We teach basic wellness and physical fitness components that students can put to use in everyday life. It is a functional course.

  • My favorite time on campus...

My favorite time is fall when the leaves fall but I also enjoy spring when everything comes back to life after a long, hard winter.

  • When I'm not teaching I enjoy...

Working with my players on everything; baseball related skills, time management... I also enjoy spending time with my family and golfing. Recruiting is a passion of mine.

  • My favorite middle school teacher was...

Karen Yeager. She taught seventh and eighth grade math and also kept stats for our baseball team. I hated math but really liked her.

  • My first job was...

a carryout at a grocery store. I also worked as a baseball umpire.

  • As a college student, I...

played football and baseball. I was a campus tour guide and a resident advisor for two years. I was also involved in Fellowship of Christian Students, BACCHUS which was an alcohol awareness group and homecoming committee for two years.

  • My favorite vacation destination/activity is...

Every summer I go to Myrtle Beach with my wife and her family. We play golf almost every day.