Head Coach (Varsity)
Prior, he coached the first and second 9th grade softball team, where the team had a record of 8 wins, 7 losses the first year, and 7 wins, 8 losses the second.
In his second year, 2009, as varsity coach, Coach McGrath lead the team to a sole AAAA Section 2 title, the first time in Plum softball history. The team's section record was 10 wins, 2 losses.
In 2014, the team was co-champions for AAAA Section 2 title with McKeesport High School, with a section record of 11 - 1 and overall 16 - 4.
Coach McGrath started coaching with daughter Erin, in 1995, who finished her softball career in 2005 with the Plum varsity team. Coach McGrath was lucky enough to coach his younger daughter Lauren in her last year of varsity softball in 2008.
Coach McGrath coached slow pitch softball, fast pitch softball and baseball with the Plum Boro Athletic Association, serving as the association secretary since 2000. He also started the first 12 & Under fast pitch softball team in Plum.
Coach McGrath also runs the fall softball program for the eastern suburban teams, which includes over 66 softball teams from all over Western Pennsylvania, and serves as the secretary for the Eastern Girls Fast Pitch League.
He has also coached tournament softball teams including Evolution and Vipers.
Coach McGrath's family includes his wife Judy, daughers Erin, who received her Masters Degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University, and her undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania, currently teaches athletic training at Ashland University. Lauren, who is a graduate of Penn State Behrend in environmental sciences, works as an environmental scientist and project manager at TestAmerica and, his son Steven, who will be attending the University of Pittsburgh in the spring, and a member of the rock group, Nacho Blues.
Jim became a grandfather on June 30, 2011 with the birth of Callie Jessica Diebler, and on April 13, 2015 welcomed grandson, Jordan Diebler.
Graduating from Duquesne University in 1976, and Serra Catholic High School in 1972.