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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

James ‘Jim’ F. Haley

James ‘Jim’ F. Haley,

Coach James ‘Jim’ F. Haley, (THE CHIEF), 74, of Ocala, FL passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Jim was born in Joliet, IL. Coach was the retired basketball coach at Vanguard High School, he led the school to 3 State Championships, and was the founder of the Kingdom of the Sun Basketball Tournament, and is a member of the Florida High School Basketball Hall of Fame, along with many numerous awards and accomplishments.

Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy; and devoted brother, Jack Haley; and a host of many beloved friends.

Coach Haley’s celebration of life service will be on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Vanguard High School Gym named after Coach Haley as ‘The Chief’ at 3:00 pm, the doors open to the gym at 2:00 pm. Donation in lieu of flowers can be made to the basketball program at Vanguard High School in memory of Coach Haley.