Jim Foti

Jim Foti
Jim Foti
1910–2004

Category
Coaching
Year Inducted
2013
It's an understatement to say that the late Jim Foti was a winner. From his birth in Jamestown in 1910 to the end of his incredible life at age 94 in 2004, that's all the little guy with the huge heart did. He was a winner and helped to nurture dozens of other winners.

Foti, who came from a family of nine boys and a girl, started out an outstanding athlete at Jamestown High School where he played basketball for two years and football for four years with his brother, George, and was named captain of the team in 1930.

He graduated from JHS in 1931 and went to St. Bonaventure University before moving on to John Carroll University where he played football, basketball and hockey. His small stature (5-foot-6, 160 pounds) certainly didn't hold Foti back and with his fiery demeanor on the field he was named to John Carroll's all-time football team as well as the John Carroll Hall of Fame.

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