James Diamond is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's and women's cross country teams. He also serves as an assistant coach for the Warriors track & field teams. Diamond works with the steeplechase athletes during the track & field season and assists with recruiting and weight training.
Diamond joined the Warriors coaching staff after graduating from Carthage College in 2017 where he earned a bachelor's degree in business marketing. Diamond spent four years on the cross country and track & field teams at Carthage, where he competed in the 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000-meter races. He holds the ninth-fastest 10K time in school history.
While at Carthage, Diamond was a member of the 2016 team that finished third at the CCIW Championship, which was the best team finish in 40 years. He competed at two NCAA Division III Cross Country Regionals and seven CCIW Track & Field Championships.
Diamond, who is USATF Level 1 Coaching and USTFCCCA-Endurance Event Specialist Certified, was a coach for the running club while at Carthage. He served as a camp counselor for two years at the Nike Track & Field Camp and was a volunteer assistant for the cross country teams at Lisle High School in 2016.
Diamond graduated from Downers Grove North High School in 2013, where he was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field for the Trojans. He received IHSA All-Sectional honors in 2012 for the 4x800-meter relay.
Currently residing in Milwaukee, Diamond is enrolled in the college's Master of Arts program, specializing in leadership and innovation.