Jim Routhier earned a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. In 1973, Jim began his long career at Concord High School working as a teacher, coach of volleyball and softball, and athletic trainer. He developed a student athletic training program and wrote a student textbook. Jim served as the IATA Treasurer for five years followed by chairing the Finance Committee for many years. In 1977, Jim was inducted into the Concord High School Hall of Fame.