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Emeritus Faculty: James "Kimo" Miles


B.S., Southern Illinois University

M.S., Southern Illinois University

B.S.M.E., State University of Iowa

M.A., San Diego State College

Ed.D., Arizona State University

At A Glance

Started 1975
Classes Taught Advanced Competitive Swimming I & II, Aqua Fit I & II, Lifeguard Training, Lifesaving, Physical Activities I, Professional Activities - Swimming, Swimming I - IV, Swimming Fitness I - III, Theory of Coaching, Water Safety Instructor
Department Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Retired 2004

Yavapai College Career

Mr. James “Kimo” Miles began in the Physical Education Department at YC in 1975. He taught Swim Fitness, Life Saving, Beginning and Intermediate Swimming and other physical education courses over the years.

When Kimo first came he mentored YC’s Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) swim club and worked with mentally handicapped children each week. When he wasn’t teaching classes for young and old, he prepared master swimmers for competitions, and coached the Prescott Swim Team, a local youth team for many years.

He was the head coach of the 1979/1980 Women’s Softball Team and assisted Ken Abbott with the 1981/1982 team.

Mr. Miles retired in 2004 and continued to teach part-time for several years after his retirement.

Committee Work:

  • Faculty Association President 1982/83


  • Received a plaque and recognition from the Prescott Unified School District for his work with the trainable mentally handicapped program, June 1976

Mr. Miles was recognized as Emeritus Faculty in May, 2009.

The College Seal

The College Seal was adopted in Sept. 1969.

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