Marana High School has a rich history of over 90 years with many outstanding alumni. Hall of Fame Inductees were selected on the basis of community service or professional, personal, business and military accomplishments. Inductees to the Marana High School Hall of Fame serve as role model to current and future students.
1994 MHS graduate
In high school, Toby received several state and national honors as a scholar athlete. He attended ASU graduating in 1998 with a degree in communication while being on the Dean’s list. In addition, Toby is the founder of the Marana High School Turkey Bowl, an adult flag football game for MHS alumni that has been a fund and fun raising tradition for 20 years.
Upon graduation, Toby was recruited to join the Jim Click Automotive team becoming the youngest salesperson in the history of the company to earn the role of Fleet Manager and was Jim Click’s Salesperson of the Year from 2001-2009. After 11 years with Jim Click, Toby opened Tucson Turf, a waterless lawn company. In 2008, Tucson Turf was winner of the Marana Community and Business Award. In both 2015 and 2016, Tucson Turf was awarded Best Turf Company in Tucson by the Arizona Daily Star.
Though a business success, Toby’s passion is for the Marana community, Marana High School and its youth. Toby works to provide a positive impact for children and serves as a positive role model for them and their parents. He has spent 25 years giving motivational speeches about choices and making good decisions. Toby has spent countless hours coaching youth in a variety of sports and since 2007 has lead his 7-on-7 football teams to over 50 state and 24 national titles. Toby places an emphasis on Sportsmanship and his teams have received several National Tournament Character Counts Awards for their exemplary sportsmanship.
1970 MHS graduate
Jim grew up in the mining town of Silverbell and was very active during his four years at Marana High School, including Student Council and Victory Club. He played basketball and was a member of the 1969 State Champion Varsity Team. He is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and while a student there began working as a bank teller to help finance school and support his family. This job eventually lead to his current and successful career in banking.
For the past three decades, Jim has been the top Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in Southern Arizona and one of the top small business lenders in the nation. Per Jim Click of Jim Click Automotive, “It’s fantastic that right here in Tucson we have someone that has the knowledge to help small business owners access those dollars.”
Jim has been active in the Tucson community through his church and Junior Achievement, mentoring UA Eller College students and interns at the UA. He cofounded the networking organization Commercial Real Estate Association of Tucson. Jim is an advocate for small businesses and takes great pride in being able to help a multitude of small business owners over the years.