Jim Foster

Class of 2013

  • In 35 years as a collegiate head coach, Foster has compiled a 783-307 record
  • Foster ranks eleventh all-time in career victories (783)
  • He is just the second collegiate coach (men’s or women’s) at any level to win at least 200 games at three different schools (St. Joseph’s University, Vanderbilt University, and Ohio State University)
  • Foster has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year 4 times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
  • Led Ohio State University to six Big Ten Championships (2005-2010)
  • Foster guided Vanderbilt University to the 1993 NCAA Women’s Final Four
  • He was named the 1985 WBCA Coach of the Year
  • He was the head coach for the gold-medal winning teams at the 2002 World Championships for Young Women, and 1997 World University Games.
  • He was an assistant coach for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team (Bronze), the 1990 World Championship team (Gold), the 1990 Goodwill Games team (Gold) and the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival team (Gold)
  • 1993 United States Basketball Writers Association Coach of the Year