Grimsley Whirlies lose long-time teacher, coach, assitstant principal and athletic trainer Jim Ballance

Posted by Andy Durham on December 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm under High School | 2 Comments to Read

The Grimsley Whiriles were saddened to learn that Jim Ballance passed away this week, on Thursday December 27.

Mr. Jim Ballance was an English Teacher, Assistant Principal, Athletic Trainer and Coach from the early 1960s through the early 1990s. He was also brother-in-law of Coach Bob Sawyer(long-time Grimsley swim coach and AD), and will be truly missed by the Whirlie Nation and family.

James B. Ballance, June 21, 1940 – December 27, 2012.

*****We knew Jim Ballance back in the late 80’s and early 90’s….He was a caller to sport talk radio on 1400AM WKEW and he made a couple of trips to see Atlanta Braves baseball at the old Fulton County Stadium…The radio station carried the Braves’ games and we bus trips each to see them play…..*****


  • hake lister said,

    Terrell Leach 54 points tonigt

  • Eddie Willis said,

    He was also responsible for preserving many GHS memories as the advisor to the Whirligig.