James Cordova Class of '88

Campus Coordinator, Assistant Dean, Football Coach

  • B.S. of Social Work, Humboldt State University
  • B.S. of Physical Education, Humboldt State University

Awards and Honors:

  • Deseret News UHSAA 3A Coach of the Year, 2013
  • Deseret News UHSAA 3A Coach of the Year, 2014
  • Recognition, Nike Coach of the Year, 2014

Mr. James Cordova, an alumnus of the class of 1988, has been part of the Judge Memorial community since 1999. Mr. Cordova is the Community Coordinator and Assistant Dean, head football coach, and has also taught health and physical education classes. He also helped coach softball and track during his tenure at Judge Memorial.


Mr. Cordova has a deeper history with Judge Memorial than just being an alumnus. His father, and role model, was the head football coach at Judge Memorial for many years, so Mr. Cordova has been around the school and community for almost his whole life. He bleeds red and gold. When asked why his father was his role model, Mr. Cordova said, “He inspired me to become a teacher and a coach.”


Mr. Cordova loves his job because of the “great people who inspire every day. That is both students and teachers.” Mr. Cordova has a strong reputation with the students of being easily approachable and willing to help out any student in whatever way he can. When he interacts with students, it’s very easy to see why Mr. Cordova loves his job. Similar to how he loves his job one of his favorite activities to do is ride his bike. When the weather is nice, Mr. Cordova often rides his bike to school. He starts his day off with one activity he loves to go to a job that he loves.