Jim Acton has been around small school basketball in Arizona, and with a lot of success. Coach Acton has made stops in Valley Union, Saudi Arabia, San Carlos, Superior, Globe, River Valley, and currently Chino Valley. Coach Acton's Superior Panthers were the Class 2A State Basketball Champions in 1996 and 1998. The Panthers were also the State Runner-Up in 1995. Acton stresses defense and conditioning and believes his players will always meet the challenge in the fourth quarter.