Joe Laughlin founded J7 Sports in 1975 after graduating from Lake Brantley High School. He continued on to graduate from Seminole Community College in '79 and UCF in '82 and become an award winning science teacher into the 1990s and early 2000s in Central Florida. He won NASA NEWMAST Teacher of the Year in 1990, was Lyman High School Teacher of the Year in 1992, and was a candidate for Seminole County School Board in 1998 and 2006. He was also a Space Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment Participant from 1989 - 1992.
For the last 50 years Joe has been a long distance runner, track official, race timer, cross country and track coach. In his personal life he has been a devout Christian for over 40 years and still occasionally speaks on Science and Religion.
J7 Sports is named after the 7 J's in Joe's life,
James Joseph Laughlin
Emily Jane Laughlin
Julia Jane Laughlin
Laura Jane Laughlin
Hebrews 12:1 " Let us run with patience the race that is set before us"
II Timothy 4:7 "I have fought, I have finished the race, I have remained faithful"