Jimison, a native of Sardinia, Ohio, holds USATF Level II certification in sprints, hurdles and relays. He became Mount Mercy's head track & field coach and assistant cross country coach prior to the 2010-11 season. In three seasons with the Mustangs, Jimison has coached 15 NAIA all-Americans and two NAIA national champions. There have been 20 individual national qualifiers in 45 events and Mount Mercy has counted 16 NAIA Scholar-Athletes during his tenure.
Prior to joining the Mustangs, Jimison served the as head men's and women's track & gield and cross country coach at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. Jimison built both programs from scratch at Union, and in four seasons with the Bulldogs, he had nine NAIA all-Americans and a national champion. He also counted five NAIA Scholar-Athletes during his tenure and was the Appalachian Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading Union to the AAC men's outdoor track & field championship.
Jimison earned a B.A. in physical education and health from Berea College in Berea, Ky., in 2003. As a four-year member of Berea’s track & field and cross country teams, he was a three-time NAIA national meet qualifier for the Mountaineer cross country team and qualified for the NAIA Track & Field National Championships in the steeplechase. After that, he served as an assistant track & field coach with the Mountaineers in 2004. He went on to earn a M.A. in physical education and health from Union in 2008.
Jimison currently resides in Cedar Rapids with his wife, Bethany, and their son Jaren.