July 13, 2010

Mr. James Amen, a beloved teacher and coach, 1914-2001

Many graduates of Division Avenue High School's early classes often remember Mr. Amen as their favorite staff member. A physical education teacher and master baseball coach, he is fondly remembered by many of the "girls" in our classes because he reached out to just about everyone. To some of the athletes he coached in basketball, football and baseball, he was like a second father. A memorial garden has been erected in his honor behind the school with funds raised by some of his former students..

1 comment:

x6grandma said...

I worked at the DAHS Athletic Dept. for 12 years back in the mid 70's- to late 80's. Jim Amen Sr. would spend a lot of time at the school, and always had a kind word for the athletes and coaches. He was loved by everyone who met him. There was definately a hole in the heart of DAHS when he passed away. His son, Jim Amen Jr., took over the Athletic Director's job in the late '80"s.