Jim Zajicek
2012 Administrator Award
From the IHSAA
Jim Zajicek, Educator

In the interview below Jim talks about his years of service
to students at Cresco Notre Dame, Crestwood, and Trinity
Schools and what the future may hold in education.
Jim Zajicek

with his wife Pat pictured in the center with the entire family including
6 children with their spouses and 4 grand children.

Jim and Pat have been married for over 40 years and have resided the
entire time in the Protivin area.

The children include:

Jennifer Lynn 40
Stephanie 39
Julie 37
Darren (DJ) 30
Andrew 24
Sean 22
Jim Zajicek

received the highest award given by the
Iowa High School Athletic Union to School
Administrators at the State Basketball
Tournament in 2012.

Following graduation from Loras College
in 1971, Jim began his teaching/coaching
career that fall at Cresco Notre Dame.  He
also served there as Dean before moving
on to Crestwood, where be became
Principal in the 1990s until retirement
from the school in 2011.

Jim now serves as Principal at Trinity
School in Protivin.  He was an original
student in the very building where Trinity
is located when it opened as Holy Trinity
in 1955.

He was a 1967 graduate of Rudolphinum
High School in Protivin.
Bill Prochaska

scored 2,124 points during his 4 year varsity basketball career at
Rudolphinum High School in Protivin.
He broke the state scoring  record in 1955 with no fanfare.
Click the  photo or here for more photos, video and an interview with
Bill Prochaska about The RudoHawk years.
Jim is pictured here with his Masopaust in
2011.  They spoke Czech (Bohemian) in
their home growing up on a 120 Acre Farm
just North of Protivin with their
parents Ed and Wilma
"What Do YOU Want to Know?"
Jim's wife Pat
has stood behind him with tremendous
support through the years

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