Coach Maher is a US Lacrosse Level 1 Certified Coach and has been coaching lacrosse since 2015. In 2015, Jim coached South Beach Softstick.
He grew up playing hockey in Johnstown, PA where he won two state high school championships. He continued playing hockey at the US Naval Academy where he was team captain, an ACHA All-American (1998 and 1999), and Academic All American (1999).
He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and three children. He is employed by the US Navy.