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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Paralympic career began when he met an ambassador while recovering at the Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 2006. Began training with the team full-time in 2007
  • Volleyball icon Starting setter during all six matches at the 2016 Intercontinental Cup
  • Volleyball icon USA Volleyball Male Sitting Athlete of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2018
  • Volleyball icon Army Veteran who served in the 101st Airborne Division


  • flag icon 2022 Dutch Tournament
  • flag icon 2022 World ParaVolley World Championships (5th place)
  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • flag icon 2018 ParaVolley Pan American Championships
  • Medal 2017 ParaVolley Pan American Championships - Silver
  • 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • flag icon 2016 ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup
  • Medal 2015 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2014 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • flag icon 2012 Intercontinental Cup
  • Medal 2011 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2010 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • Medal 2010 Parapan American Championship - Silver
  • flag icon 2010 WOWD World Cup
  • Medal 2009 Parapan American Championship - Gold

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Lost most of his right leg in Iraq in December 2005 when his Humvee struck a roadside bomb
  • Volleyball icon Has coached girl' volleyball with the Lake Tapps Volleyball Club
  • Volleyball icon Former standout in soccer at Valley High School in New Kensington, Pa.
  • Volleyball icon Married to Kim (Proctor) Stuck and they have three sons
  • Tips for getting through difficult times"Stay calm when situations get a little hectic. Hard work both in sports and in life is a must, because nothing worth having is free. Also, do your prehab exercises to save your shoulders."

James in the News