Jim Fitzpatrick


Jim Fitzpatrick is a 1995 graduate of Flint Hill School, where he was co-captain and MVP of the 1995 Virginia State Championship Basketball Team that compiled a 27-1 record, and was ranked #7 in the DC Metropolitan area by the Washington Post. In addition he earned Fourth Team All-Met in basketball; Honorable Mention All-Met in soccer; All-MAC in both basketball and soccer; and he was a first-team all-state selection by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

Jim accepted a Division I basketball scholarship to attend Campbell University in North Carolina. During his two-year stint at Campbell, Fitzpatrick had several highlights on the basketball court including a 19 point scoring effort at Duke University; a career high 24 points against Central Florida; a career high 12 assists against Wofford College; and a place on the 1996 Trans-American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

Jim transferred to Wake Forest University to finish his academic and athletic career. After redshirting the 1997-98 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Jim played for legendary coach Dave Odom and the Demon Deacon’s for the final two years of his college career. Some of Fitzpatrick’s highlights at Wake include being co-captain of the 2000 N.I.T. Championship team; playing 25 minutes against the University of Illinois At Madison Square Garden (Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament); starting as point guard in A.C.C. games versus Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland and North Carolina; and being named a Raycom Scholar-Athlete in Men’s Basketball from Wake Forest University in 2000. During his time at Wake Forest, Jim was also involved in community efforts as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and the Athletes Who Care Team (ACT). Fitzpatrick went on to graduate from Wake Forest University in 2000 with a degree in Sociology.

Fitzpatrick returned to his alma mater to be the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Flint Hill after spending a year as a volunteer assistant to Coach Dave Odom at Wake Forest University. Fitzpatrick coached at Flint Hill for two seasons compiling an overall record of 25-24 as he rebuilt the program for which he once played.

After two years at Flint Hill, Fitzpatrick accepted a job as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Elon University in North Carolina, a member of the Southern Conference. He was an active member of the staff during his two-year stint at Elon; Fitzpatrick worked on skill development with the guards, he recruited the Mid-Atlantic Region, and he scouted opponents throughout the season.

In 2005 Fitzpatrick elected to return to the high school coaching ranks after being offered a job at Episcopal High School. Fitzpatrick took over the Episcopal Basketball Program beginning in the 2006-07 season after the team had previously won only nine games the season prior. 

In his ten years at the Alexandria Boarding school Fitzpatrick has compiled an overall record of 180-84. Fitzpatrick and his team have shared several accomplishments over the years including Sleepy Thompson Tournament Championships in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015; Interstate Athletic Conference (I.A.C.) regular season and tournament championships in 2011; finishing the 2010-2011 season with a #3 ranking in the Washington Post, and finishing the 2011-12 season with a #9 ranking in the Washington Post . In 2014-15 Episcopal captured an IAC Tournament title, and in 2015-16 Fitzpatrick guided Episcopal to one of their best season’s in school history winning the IAC regular season championship, the IAC tournament championship, and the Virginia Independent Schools Division I State Championship.

Fitzpatrick is a four-time recipient of the Sleepy Thompson Tournament’s Coaches’ Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015); was named Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Coach of the Year for the 2010-2011 season; and was selected to Coach the Capital All-Stars in the 2012 Capital Classic All-Star Game. Fitzpatrick was most recently named the Virginia Independent Schools Division I Coach of the Year in 2016. He is a member of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Boys' Basketball Committee.