Former NCAA champion and U.S. National Team member Jim Foody enters his fourth year at his alma mater as a member of the UCLA women's gymnastics coaching staff.
Foody is the head coach of the women's program at the Josephson Academy of Gymnastics (JAG) in Culver City and previously coached at All Olympians Gymnastics Center from 2002-04. He was also the co-head coach for the men's program at Premier Gymnastics Academy in Illinois. He has coached state, regional and national champions and helped coach former UCLA star Mohini Bhardwaj during her Olympic run in 2004.
While at UCLA, Foody won the NCAA high bar championship and the MPSF parallel bars title as a sophomore in 1994. He was a two-time NCAA qualifier and an All-American on high bar. In 1994, he helped lead the Bruins to the MPSF team title, and in 1996, he was selected the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Athlete of the Year.
On the national level, he was a three-year U.S. senior national team member (1997-00) and a member of the 1997 USA World Championship team and 1999 World University Games team. He also competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Foody graduated from UCLA in 1997 with a degree in Political Science.