Sports Legend

Jim Hoepfinger, Class of 1972

Jim Hoepfinger was originally from South Buffalo, moving to Hamburg when he was in middle school.  By his freshman year Jim was already showing promise by being asked to play for the junior varsity basketball team.  As a sophomore, he led the varsity basketball team in points scored and was named the team’s most valuable player.

Jim was recognized for his talent on the court by being named to the E.C.I.C. All-Star Team his sophomore, junior, and senior years (1970, 1971 and 1972).  He was also selected to the all-Western New York team his senior year (1972).  Jim was the first player in Hamburg School history to score over 1,000 career points, surpassing the then-record of 700 points.

Jim continued his basketball career at SUNY Fredonia State, where he was captain his junior and senior years.  He presently lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife Sylvia where he pursues his passion for Eastern philosophy and meditation after a long career as a CPA.