James Leath

  • Head of Leadership
  • With IMG Since: 2015
  • Hometown: Fresno, CA
  • Languages Spoken: English

James joined IMG Academy in 2015. As Head of Leadership Development, James develops and delivers curriculum for IMG Academy student-athletes across 8 sports and presents to visiting teams, companies, and professional athletes.

Leadership lessons consist of communication skills, personal and group leadership, developing identity, and building team culture. James attended Fresno State University where he recieved his B.A. in Communication. During college, when he wasn't playing football, he was best known for being the beloved mascot of Fresno State, Time Out. After graduation, James went on to play quarterback for a semi-pro team in Fresno, CA. With over 15 years of coaching experience and a M.A. in Performance Psychology, James is passionate about teaching athletes the tools they need in order to be successful in life and in sport. 


  • B.A. in Communication - Fresno State University
  • M.A. in Performance Psychology - National University
  • NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Applied Association of Sport Psychology Member