Jim Foit was a standout baseball player at Mt. Saint Joseph’s High School in Baltimore, where he lettered all four years in baseball and basketball. But baseball was his sport, which eventually led him to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) where he was the starting shortstop all four years. In 1982, Jim’s talent on the field caught the eye of a Texas Rangers scout and he was drafted by the Rangers in the 26th round. Jim played a total of 212 minor league games before ending his playing days in the Texas League with the Tulsa Drillers. In 1988, Jim started his teaching career in Frederick County and by 1992 he was the head baseball coach at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. Jim won state baseball championships in 1992 and 2002 and in 1994 was named the Frederick News Post Coach of the Year. Jim currently is in his 30th year teaching in Frederick County.