Jim Vanatsky has been around track and field his entire life. He played football and ran track at Beavercreek High School before playing football at the University of Cincinnati.
After obtaining his master's degree in sports administration from Georgia Southern, he coached football and track in Florida before returning to Cincinnati. Most recently, Vanatsky was the head track coach at Loveland for 11 years before becoming an assistant at Moeller. He is also a world history and American government teacher at Loveland.
For the past decade, his background has led him to advocate for track and field expansion and a fair state championship.