|Hometown:||Ben Brook, TX|
|Previous College:||Utah Valley College|
After missing last year due to injury, will return to battle for a spot in the Gauchos' starting rotation...Will figure heavily for UCSB on the mound.
Red-shirted for UCSB.
Appeared in 11 games for UCSB, getting the start six times. Pitched 31 innings, striking out 29. Lead team with five pick-offs. Earned only win of season in second start, going six innings and allowing only one earned run against Santa Clara.
Utah Valley College
Two year starter for Steve Gardner at Utah Valley State College...Utah Valley State College Athlete of the year...Team MVP as a sophomore...Academic All-American...First team All-Conference...As a sophomore posted a 7-3 record with a 2.08 ERA, 101 strikeouts, nine complete games to go with 3 shutouts...As a freshman, went 5-5 with a 4.09 ERA striking out 44 batter to go along with 3 complete games and a shutout...Threw a no-hitter and two one-hitters in career at Utah Valley.
Pitched and played outfield for Minico High School...Coached by Russ Wright...Was All-State as a senior...Struck out 17 batters in a playoff game as a junior.
Born December 23, 1980 in Burley, Idaho...Majoring in Spanish with a minor in Sports Medicine...Favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos...Favorite athletes are Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez and Magic Johnson...Favorite flicks are Something About Mary, Meet the Parents and Gladiator...TV shows James watches are Friends and Sports Center...The weather and the college atmosphere is James's favorite aspect of Santa Barbara...Has three sisters, Nicole, Christy and Lory...Son of Robbin and Ruth Dayley.