Ed Foulk graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in 1969, where he played football, basketball and baseball. In 1973 he graduated from Miami University and received his Master’s Degree from Ohio State University in 1977.
His coaching career began at Mechanicsburg High School in 1973 where he began coaching football, basketball and baseball. Veteran coaches Jerry Wasserman, Tom Franz, and Ron Dixon were great mentors and influenced him forever. His coaching career continued for a total of 44 years. During these years he coached freshman boys basketball, reserve boys and girls basketball, football, baseball, softball and volleyball for one year.
Coach Foulk began his head-coaching career at Kenton Ridge High School in 1984, coaching for the next 33 years. During these years the Lady Cougars won 619 games with 176 losses, 15 League Championships, 8 District Championships, 2 Regional Championships, 5 Regional Runner-ups, and 2 State Semi-Finalists.
Among the coaching awards were District 9 Coach of the Year Awards, one OHSBCA Coach of the Year Award, numerous Springfield News and Sun Awards, and the Bob Arnzen Longevity Award. He was selected to coach District 9 games, the Ohio-Kentucky game and the North-South game. He also served on the OHSBCA Girls Advisory Board for over ten years.
Coached Foulk was the Head Softball Coach at Kenton Ridge for 23 years, winning 462 games with 156 losses. The Lady Cougar Softball Teams was State Runner-up three times, Regional Champion 5 times, and District Champion 9 times. He was inducted into the Ohio High School Fast pitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
Through all the successes, Coach Foulk has always given credit to all the players, outstanding assistant coaches, administration, parents and family.
The Kenton Ridge Lady Cougars have always been known for up-tempo, running and scoring. They have scored over 100 points more than 50 times and a high game of 136 points. The Lady Cougars have always played in Holiday Tournaments, playing 26 times against out of state teams. Two Kenton Ridge players have earned All-American Honors, 35 All-Ohio Honors and 30 had the opportunity to play college basketball.
Ed has been married to Peggy, his best friend, for 45 years. They have three sons, Chad, Brad and Brett, and two daughter-in-laws, Trish, a KR point guard 1996, and Amanda, a Graham point guard. They have 5 grandchildren: Luke, Lily, Mylee, Lincoln and Lexi.