Jim Garretson has been a native of Hamilton since 1972. He played in HTRSA in his youth and began playing competitive soccer with the 1970's Hamilton Patriots. He played his freshman year at Steinert High School under Tony Armenti. Jim coached for multiple seasons in the HTRSA Recreation program for his son's teams. He received his F coaching license while his son was playing competitive soccer for the Sawmill Rebellion. Jim is married and lives with his Wife Eileen and son Christian in Mercerville.