Jim Muehling is one of four Assistant Directors of Development, whose efforts are directed toward outreach to current members and cultivating new Varsity Club donors. He frequently travels throughout the state and connects with donors via phone and email to answer questions and update individuals on happenings within IU Athletics. In addition to donor development, Jim Muehling is heading up fundraising efforts for IU's new baseball and softball stadiums.
Jim has been with Indiana University since 1981. He served as an assistant football coaches for 16 years and has been in fundraising and development the past 15 years. As an assistant coach, Jim worked under Lee Corso (1981-1982), Sam Wyche (1983), and Bill Mallory (1984-1996). Prior to joining the Varsity Club in 2010, Jim spent 13 years as the Director of the Well House Society with the IU Foundation.
The St. Louis, Missouri native graduated with his Bachelor of Science in marketing and management in 1970 from Missouri Southern where he also played football (1965 to 1969). The `65 football team went undefeated and finished the season ranked 4th nationally. He was named Team Captain and NAIA All-District 1st Team offensive guard in 1969.
After graduation, Jim served as assistant director of food services at Missouri Southern College and director of food services at Prescott College. Jim served as a head high school football coach for two years before returning back to school to complete his master's degree and doctoral course work in educational administration at the University of Illinois. While in school, Jim also worked as an assistant football coach for the University of Illinois. After completing his master's degree in 1976, he worked as an assistant coach at Cornell University (1977) and Northwestern University (1978-1981) before coming to Indiana University in March of 1981.
Jim has been involved with many things throughout his tenure at Indiana University. He is currently serving as president of the Monroe County School Corporation Board of Trustees, a position he took in 2005. He has also been a member of Monroe County United Way Board (1999-2003) where he was Co-Chair of the Vanguard Campaign Initiative (1999-2001) and Vice President for Allocations (2001-2003). He was recognized as the recipient of the Mary Alice Gray Award for outstanding volunteer service in 2003. Jim has also served as a board member of the Monroe County Red Cross (2003-2005) and was on the Member Policies/Planning Task Force for the Tulip Trace Girl Scouts Council `s Capital Campaign (2003).
Coaching football is something Jim has always had a passion for and he was a volunteer assistant coach/co-defensive coordinator for Bloomington South High School from 1998 through 2000. His 3 years with the school resulted in a record of 37-3. He helped guide the team to become state champions in 1998, regional champions in 1998 and 1999; and all three years as district and conference champions. Jim also was a volunteer assistant coach/co-defensive coordinator Bloomington Cutters Semi-Pro Football Team in 2009.
Jim, and his wife, Bevo, have three sons and two granddaughters. Bevo has been professional educator since 1970 and currently serves as the Literacy Coach at Unionville Elementary School.
Son Matt is a firefighter for the City of Bloomington Fire Dept. Married to wife Naomi, they have two daughters, Sydney and Temple.
Son Marc is a full time active in the Army National Guard stationed in Bloomington. He is married to wife, Chris.
Son Mike presently serves as the head football coach at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY.
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