About Jim Evans

Academy of Professional Umpiring
Founder, Owner, Chief Instructor

    Jim Evans has developed a distinguished and enviable career as a Major League Umpire, internationally acclaimed instructor, and prolific author of educational materials. His resumé includes the following achievements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Texas
  • Texas State Board of Education Teaching Certificate
  • 32 Years Professional Umpiring Experience
  • 28 Year Major League Veteran
  • 19 Year American League Crew Chief
  • 4 World Series
  • 9 League Championship Series
  • 3 All-Star Classics / Plate umpire 1989 and 1999
  • Author of Official Baseball Rules Annotated
  • Author of Professional Baseball Rules Index
  • Author of Internationally Syndicated Diamond Challenge Educational Cartoon Strip
  • Author of Numerous Instructional Articles and Training Publications
  • Honored and Acclaimed Internationally for His Teaching Accomplishments
  • Founder and Chief Instructor of Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring
  • Selected in 1996 to Teach the Four Umpire System to the Japanese Pacific League
  • Former President of Major League Umpires' Association
  • Recognized by Who's Who In America in 1996

Originally from Austin, Texas, Jim and his wife Duana now live in Castle Rock, Colorado.