James Fanshier

    Theodore Judah Elementary Physical Education

    Coach James is super excited to be teaching all the students of Theodore Judah Elementary.  Mr. Fanshier, or "Coach James", started teaching in the Folsom Cordova District in 2001.   This is Coach James' 3rd year working at Theodore Judah.

    In 2016, administration hired Mr. Fanshier to start the Physical Education program and teach math at Folsom Lake High School.  Prior to his time at FLHS, he taught PE at Mitchell Middle School for 15 years and started teaching in 1997 in San Jose, CA. 

    Coach James is the Varsity Boys Volleyball Coach at Vista Del Lago High School.  He also coaches  u18 boys at the Aspire Volleyball Club in Folsom Ca. 

    At Mitchell Middle School, Mr. Fanshier was awarded "Teacher of the Year" in 2005 and then again in 2012.  Also in 2012  he was also the inaugural teacher of the year for the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League. In 2022 Coach James was surprised & honored that the staff at Theodore Judah elected Coach James "Teacher of the Year" for the 2021-2022 school year. ABC10 recognized Coach James as teacher of the month October of 2022.  Click Here

    Coach Fanshier has coached wrestling, volleyball, swimming, soccer, kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts in the past, and competed in high school & community college wrestling and volleyball.  He represented the USA at the 2003 WuShu World Games in Chinese kickboxing, and has earned much recognition in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.  Mr. Fanshier expects all students to have pride in themselves, their school, and to give their very best effort at all times.

     With all the athletic experience, Coach James is shifting his after-school career to officiating.  Coach James referees High School and Club Volleyball,  High School Wrestling, professional and amateur Mixed Martial arts.

    Elementary students should address  Mr. Fanshier as "Coach James". 

    Mr. Fanshier and Mitchell Wrestlers Place 4th in Northern Califorina in 2013
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    E-mail is the very best way to contact Mr. Fanshier at  jfanshie@fcusd.org
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