James H. Whitten
M.A. - Counselor Education, Virginia Tech 1996
B.S. - Education, Virginia Tech 1991
Coach Whitten was hired in the fall of 2004 as the Associate Head Strength Coach for varsity intercollegiate athletics at VMI, while also serving as a part-time instructor in the Physical Education Department. During that time he has taught a variety of courses both in and outside of the classroom. Coach Whitten is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and also a Certified Club Coach by USA Weightlifting. He has worked as a strength & conditioning coach at the college level since 1994. Coach Whitten is certified as a Level 1 Combatives Instructor through the U.S. Army and a certified instructor in Gracie Combatives for Military & Law Enforcement.