Demetrius Heath was born on January 23, 1981 in Greenville, North Carolina.
was one of the most celebrated three-sport athletes in South Carolina history.
was a three-time South Carolina High School Football Player of the Year 1997-1999, three-time South Carolina High School Basketball Player of the Year 1997-1999, and two-time South Carolina High School Baseball Player of the Year 1998-9.
Following high school graduation, Heath attending college at Louisburg College
and was drafted following his
freshman year in the 31st round of the Major League Amateur Baseball Draft.
Following his college graduation in 2001, Demetrius signed with the Detroit Tigers and in his rookie season of professional baseball batted .306, with 25 stolen bases, 8 triples and 10 doubles in 56 games.
was a five-time all star in his
8 professional seasons: 2003 Midwest League All Star, 2004 Atlantic League All Star, 2006 Atlantic League All Star, 2007 Northern League All Star, 2008 Northern League All Star.
Heath retired in 2009 with a career batting average around .300 with 278 stolen bases (he led all professional baseball in SB with 71 in 2006.) Heath is currently coaching at Plant City High School where he is the hitting and fielding coach.