James Fanshier

    Theodore Judah Elementary Physical Education

    Coach James is super excited to be teaching, in person, to 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' Third year working exclusively with Elementary students in his teaching carrier.

    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 and the Girls Assistant Coach at Vista Del Lago High Schoool.  He also coaches  u17 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.

    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.


    Elementary Students may address  Mr. Fanshier as "Coach James", "Mr. Fanshier",  "Coach", "Coach Fanshier", or "Sir" .

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