Jim Carlos Brown


Jim Brown has made many significant contributions to the educational community in the Manteca area. His teaching career began in 1962 with the Manteca Elementary School District. He spent his first six years teaching 7th and 8th grades at Golden West and Lincoln elementary schools. While teaching at these schools he helped start a summer program call Head Start.

In 1968, Jim transferred to the Manteca High School campus to teach in a new program called Continuation Education and taught in that program until 1970. He then joined the main teaching staff at Manteca High teaching math, drivers’ training and health/first aide and coached football and baseball. That assignment lasted until 1981.

Jim then transferred to East Union High School to teach math, physical education and health/first aide and took the head football coaching position. He remained there 17 years and retired from teaching in 1998.

Jim has earned many awards and honors. Jim has always conducted himself in a professional way and acted in the best interest of his students and athletes. As a coach at both Manteca and East Union high schools, Jim proved to be an outstanding coach in football, baseball and golf earning several championships in each sport.

Mr. Brown has served as a role model for the students and athletes over a 38-year period and has continued to do so as he remains active in the California Interscholastic Federation and Manteca Recreation Department committees.

As a person, Jim always conducts himself as a gentleman and treats people as such. Because of the respect people have for him, the weight room at East Union High has been named in his honor. Jim Brown is deserving of being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.