Excerpt from The Forum article written by Paige Hosbein ’20
Sonny Lim’s career has spanned multiple continents over the past 20 years, but last July he settled in Chicago as Latin’s new director of athletics.
Raised in a single-mother household with four sisters in Oregon, Lim turned to coaches and educators for mentors outside of the family. “I can’t name one [coach]; I can name a dozen that were instrumental in my success. In a way, my coaches have been like second parents.”
Lim is known for his integrity, leadership and student-centered focus, as well as his life motto, “pride, poise and purpose.” He previously worked at The American School in Switzerland, although he has held administrative and teaching positions at several other international schools including Amman Baccalaureate School in Amman, Jordan; Beijing City International School in Beijing, China; and the International School of Karachi in Karachi, Pakistan. “Being international was an amazing experience because I am so curious. It provided me with so many different opportunities,” Lim said.
“Staying in one place for too long can cause tunnel vision. I embrace the diversity that is out there in the world with a commonality of sports.”