Years at Loras: 1992-1996
He simply just kept winning. He won in duals and at tournaments. He won regular season matches and post season matches. His preparation wouldn't allow him to differentiate between the style, strength, or heart of his opponent. For four seasons on the mat, Jim Brophy built the best career any wrestler has had under head coach Randy Steward. For 12 years, he remained the winningest wrestler to don a Loras singlet. He hand his hand raised in victory a record 122 times.
During his illustrious career Brophy won three Iowa Conference individual titles. Following both his sophomore and senior seasons, the Ingleside, Illinois native reached the All-American stand in seventh place and third place. He is one of just three Duhawks to average 30 wins per season.
Brophy earned his degrees in Finance and Economics as a double major in 1996 from Loras and followed with an MBA from Keller School of Management. His coaching career and influence on young wrestlers included significant stops beyond the Loras wrestling room. He contributed to the high school programs at St. Edwards (IL), Carmel (IL) and both North Central and Elmhurst Colleges.
Brophy currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina where he is a finance manager with his wife Shannon and their four children – Jimmy, Patrick, Katie, and Taylor.