High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Tommy Pharr at Farragut HS ... Named TBCA All-Region as junior and senior and All-District as senior ... Voted to All-State Tournament team as junior and Most Improved at FHS as junior ... Earned All-KIL as senior ... Batted .350 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs as junior ... Compiled .324 batting average with 32 RBIs as well as 9-0 pitching mark with 1.93 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 50.2 innings as senior ... Team finished 48-1, top-ranked in state and No. 2 in nation as senior in winning AAA state championship ... Squad played in state title game all three years.
Personal: James Christopher Kelly ... Son of Jim and Angel Kelly ... Born August 22, 1984.