James Surpless

James Surpless

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present


Winnetka Indians Baseball Team

I was the baseball coach of the Winnetka Indians, a 9-10 year old traveling baseball team that plays in tournaments around the Chicago-land are during the summer. My job was to help with the development of the kid's skills and teach them how to play the game the right way. 


Sep 2010 - Present

DePauw University




I have studied Chinese for four years. I have the willingness to learn new languages and the ability to further apprehend what I have learned. 


My objective is to gain a wider understanding of the international business world where I would incorporate my understanding of the Chinese language and culture. I have already taken four years of Chinese and will continue my studying of the language. My goal is to work overseas in China to gain a wider grasp of the rapid growth of their economy.  


I am currently a student at DePauw University where I intend to major in economics and minor in chinese. I am a member of DePauw's Management Fellows Honors Program which focuses on the development of students who want to have careers in business. I am also a member of Depauw's intercollegiate football team. 


I have always had a passion for sports. I played three varsity sports in high school: football, basketball, and baseball. I have continued my football career into college. I have been a baseball coach for the Winnetka Indians for the past two years. I enjoy coaching and teaching kids the fundamentals of the game.  

Sports and other activities


I was a two year starter on the varsity football team for my high school. I was all-conference linebacker my junior year and all-conference quarterback my senior year. I was also our team captain my senior year. I have continued football in college as a quarterback.


I was a two year starter on the varsity basketball team. I was team captain for my senior year. 


I was a two year starter on the varsity baseball team. My senior year I was an all-conference first baseman. 

Orphans of the Storm: 

I volunteer at the animal shelter Orphans of the Storm, which is home to dogs and cats that have been abandoned, neglected, or beaten. I took the dogs on walks and helped with special adoption events.