CLASS OF '82
YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019
Former Steinert wrestling Coach Brian Cassidy credited Jim Magee's determination and dedication as
reasons for his winning ways as a Spartan. His coach also noted the strength and concentration and
his ever-increasing confidence levels that helped Magee go 56-12 while achieving statewide recognition
and being an inspirational leader to his teammates.
His outstanding career at Steinert included winning two Mercer County championships, being
named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, as well two district championships and placing third
in the region.
After transferring into Steinert from Delhaas (Bristol, Pa.), he made an immediate impact,
starting on the varsity squad at the 122-pound weight class as a sophomore. During his junior year,
Jim took third place in the county tournament and captured first place in the District 24 tournament.
As a senior, Jim finished the wrestling season with a record of 23-2, winning the Mercer
County Tournament and being named the outstanding wrestler and then going on to win District 24
tournament. He placed 3rd in the Region 8 tournament losing to returning state champion Kevin
Jacoutot of Madison Central.
He was still connected to wrestling after high school as he became a coach at the youth
level for Team TNT Wrestling, a national travel team. He then went on to help at Nottingham High,
where his son Josh had a brilliant career, including a school-record winning streak.
Jim also has a daughter, Sam, who also is a successful Nottingham High graduate and is now
matriculating at Rutgers.
His hunger and quest for success has helped him as a Hamilton Township business owner for
more than 30 years.
He earned three varsity letters in wrestling and one in football at SHS.
Jim was a defensive lineman in football despite weighing 145 pounds. Dave McWilliam, a
former SHS football coach, had a defense formation named after him called "4-3 Magee in the Gap."
His job was to attack the ball, and from all reports, he did that very well.
As a youth, he won the Pennsylvania judo state championship, on to way to capturing the east
coast and national judo championships, as a purple belt. As an adult, he achieved success at the
national level in Jet Ski competitions.
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