Saturday February 24, 2018

Jim will headline a clinic at Pole Vault Carolina on Saturday June 10, 2017.  The clinic, So You Want to Jump Like Mondo – Success Strategies from an Olympic Coach, will be held from 10 am to 4 pm, with a meet to follow.   Register online here.

Jim Bemiller’s Accomplishments

Jim began his coaching career as an assistant football and track coach in Mansfield Ohio at Malabar High School. He then coached the pole vault at The University of Tennessee from 1986-2005. He is the coach of the 2004 Olympic champion in the pole vault, Timothy Mack, and has coached athletes in the pole vault who have won 5 NCAA Championships, 15 Southeastern Conference Championships and 28 All America Certificates. His athletes in the pole vault have broken the SEC, American Junior, NCAA, American, World Athletic Final and Olympic records. UT Alumni won the pole vault at three consecutive U.S. Olympic Trials. (’96, ’00, and ’04) and won Gold (2004) and Silver (2000) Olympic Medals.

Jim was a 4 year letterman in the pole vault at Miami University and was the Mid American Conference Champion and team captain in 1985. He was inducted into the Mansfield City Schools Sports Hall of Fame and is a member of NASSM, The Sport Lawyers Association, and the Knoxville Bar Association. Jim also serves as the faculty advisor of the Sport Management Partners in Sports Program.

Mr. James Bemiller teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in sport law and sport governance in Sport Management at The University of Tennessee. His primary legal research interests include negligence and risk management is sport settings, gender equity, and constitutional issues in sport. He has also presented and published regarding the development of elite athletes. He earned his B.S. Ed. from Miami University in 1985, and M.S. Ed (1987) and Jurisprudence Doctorate (1993) from The University of Tennessee. He also serves on the U.S. Pole Vault Development Staff and has spoken extensively on the development of athletes in the pole vault.
He is married to UT Olympian and Lady Vol Hall of Fame member Missy Kane and is the proud father of   two daughters.
Top Ten List of Athletes Coached
1. Timothy Mack 19’ 8 ½” 6.01m Olympic Gold Medalist, WAF Record
2. Lawrence Johnson 19’ 7 ½” 5.98m Olympic Silver Medal, NCAA Record
3. Russell Johnson 18’ 6 ½” 5.65m NCAA All America, SEC Champion…

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img_9969The 2016-17 indoor season for pole vault is underway and there are several opportunities to compete this December at Pole Vault Carolina. We invite you to take advantage of our indoor facility located in the heart of Raleigh-Durham, and maximize your athletes’ performances.

These invitationals are open to athletes of all levels and ages, including elementary school, middle school, high school, unattached collegiate, open, and masters.

The NCHSAA has officially sanctioned all invitationals hosted at Pole Vault Carolina’s indoor facility.  Results count towards qualifying for the NCHSAA State Championship meets. As per NCHSAA guidelines, our meets count as one contest towards the daily and weekly limitations for an individual and for each team.

Online registration is available at

5255100-1426798124-640x360December Meet Schedule
Friday December 3, 2016 Pole Vault Carolina Jingle Bell Invitational

Wednesday December 14, 2016 Pole Vault Carolina Holiday Invitational

Friday December 23, 2016 Pole Vault Carolina Deck the Halls Invitational

Friday December 30, 2016 Pole Vault Carolina New Year’s Invitational

For all meets, warm-ups start at 4 p.m. and the meet begins at 5 p.m.

Entry fee $15 / participant.

Pole Vault Carolina is located at 2415 Presidential Drive, Suite 114, Durham NC 27703.

Please call Coach Jose at 919-523-8333 with any questions.…

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