He is married to Vicki. They have three children, Tim, Tricia, and Joshua. Dr. Coy retired as an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics and the Chief of Diagnostic Radiology at the Harry S Truman Memorial VA Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland in the Departments of Military and Emergency Medicine and Radiology. Jim and Vicki are Associate Staff with the Military Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.
Dr. Coy lectures at numerous national and international medical conferences about combat trauma medicine and his research with lightweight x-ray equipment for use in military medicine. He has published numerous journal articles about these subjects.
Col. Coy retired from the military but remains a medical consultant for the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida, and the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC.
Dr. Coy served two years as the national president of the Special Operations Medical Association, two years as the Missouri state surgeon and then two years as the national surgeon of the Reserve Officers Association.
He as been awarded the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachute Badge, and the Israeli Parachute Badge. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Order of Military Medical Merit which is the highest recognition of the Army Medical Regiment and the Army Medical Department “A” Proficiency Designation which is the very highest designation by the Army Medical Department for achievement in Military Medicine.
Jim is very active in Men’s Ministries, and the Columbia Men Without Fear group. He frequently speaks to community, church and military groups across the nation. Dr. Coy is the author of the Eagles series books entitled: A Gathering of Eagles, Valor and Prisoners of Hope. Two videos/DVDs were produced from Eagle series books entitled Valor and Prisoners of Hope. his books also include Matthew A to Z + 2, The ABCs of Matthew for Kids, The Miracles of Jesus for Kids and the Parables of Jesus for Kids. His newest book is entitled Those Who Serve. Jim and Vicki attend New Life Community Church.