Jim Howard attended Siena College from 1980-1984 He played baseball and was a starting shortstop. Howard was team captain both his junior and senior years and was an Academic All-American in 1984. A member of the Siena College Hall of Fame, he was drafted in both 1983 and 1984 and played some minor league ball. Later, Howard became an area scout for the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles. He was named Orioles Scout of the Year in 2009 and 2012. Some of the players Howard signed were Gary DiSarcina – 1988 Angels, Rick Krivda – 1991 Orioles, Keith Reed – 1999 Orioles, and Jim Johnson – 2001 Orioles.