Mike Foote begins his second year as an analyst for Lobo baseball radio broadcasts. Prior to calling games on the air, Foote was a volunteer assistant coach for the Lobos in 2003, primarily working with the infielders.
Foote was a baseball letterman for UNM from 1976 to 1980 and was subsequently drafted by the Cincinnati Reds organization in June of 1980. After three seasons with the Reds, Foote moved on to the Kansas City Royals, where he spent one season.
Making his home in Albuquerque, Foote noticed a lack of facility and organization of an Albuquerque club baseball team.
In 1996, Foote became owner of the Albuquerque Sportsplex, a combination volleyball/baseball/softball complex where he established the New Mexico Baseball Academy to provide a venue, coaching and tournament schedule that young baseball players needed to help make the jump from high school to college or professional baseball. His teams consistently matched up well with other teams from the Southwest and produced a number of Division I and junior college players, including three Lobos from the class of 2003-04. One of those players, Matt, is Foote's son and is a sophomore on the Lobos.
Foote is married to the former Teri Payne. The couple has two children, Heather (21) and Matt (19). Foote graduated from Albuquerque's Del Norte High School in 1976 and earned his bachelor's degree in Recreation from UNM in 1980.