“Mr. Billy,” as Francis Foreman was affectionately known, was a Frederick City native. He graduated from Lincoln High School, where he excelled in basketball and track. At Bowie State, Foreman played basketball in the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association), created for black colleges. After graduating with a BA degree in education, he taught school at New Market Elementary, but finished his career working in government at Fort Detrick. He played VFW basketball, American Legion baseball, and played with the Frederick Hustlers. He was known and respected for his encouragement to young players to attain excellence by going the extra mile. He was father to many successful athletes, including his own four children.