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2013-14 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Samantha Prahalis (2012). In the process, the Buckeyes turned Value City Arena into one of the most intimidating venues for opposing teams with a remarkable 172-17 (.910) home record in 11 years. This included three undefeated seasons and four others with just one loss. At Vanderbilt, Foster compiled a 256-99 mark in 11 seasons (1991-2002) with an impressive .721 winning percentage. That also included a 1993 Final Four appearance, four Elite Eight trips and three Sweet 16 finishes. During his tenure with the Commodores, 10 of his teams finished the season ranked in the Top 25. Prior to Foster’s arrival, Vanderbilt had yet to win more than half its conference games, but he quickly reversed that trend. Under his leadership, the Commodores captured three SEC postseason tournaments (1993, ‘95 and 2002) and made five trips (1993, ‘94, ‘95, 2001 and ‘02) to the SEC tournament championship game. Prior to his Vanderbilt appointment, Foster spent 13 years at St. Joseph’s (Pa.) University (1978-91). There he recorded a 248-126 (.663) record and seven postseason appearances (six NCAA and one AIAW - Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women). During a span of six years (1985-90), the Hawks captured 1985, 1989 and 1990 first-place finishes in the Atlantic 10 Conference, six 20-win seasons and competed in the NCAA tournament every year. In 1985, Foster garnered NCAA coach of the year honors. His team was 25-5 that season, won the Atlantic 10 Conference title and made the NCAA tournament. Points, steals and rebounds have little to do with Foster’s most impressive record - the achievements of his players in the academic arena. At Ohio State, Foster’s 2002-03 team produced four OSU Scholar-Athletes and the number increased to six in 2003-04 and 2004-05. In each of his first two seasons, three Buckeyes were named to academic AllBig Ten squads. In 2004-05, that number increased to five league academic honorees and was counted off at four in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Student-athletes under Foster’s leadership have earned numerous academic honors. Among the accolades are GTE CoSIDA Academic All-America, district and honorable mention Academic All-America, the SEC’s prestigious Bud McWhorter Award and Vanderbilt’s Academic Athlete of the Year honors. At Vanderbilt, Foster coached 54 SEC academic honor roll players. Notably in 1992, Vanderbilt set a conference record with nine players named to the SEC academic honor roll and in 1993 the entire starting lineup from the Final Four team was named to the conference honor roll. Foster also

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Jim Foster Quick Facts: Born: Oct. 16, 1948; Abington, Pa. Hometown: Cheltenham, Pa. High School: Cardinal Dougherty (Philadelphia) Alma Mater: Temple, 1980 Married: To the former Donna Ries Children: Two Sons - Christian, Andrew. Daughter-in-law, April Grandsons, George and Oliver. • 783 career wins – only eight coaches have topped the 800-win mark • 11th all-time in NCAA history for career wins (active and non-active) • Ninth all-time among active coaches for career wins • Four-time member of selection committee for USA Basketball • 34th fastest to 600 career wins (600-252) reached in 28th season on Feb. 20, 2006 • 13th fastest to 700 career wins (700-273) reached in 32nd season on Dec. 31, 2009 • 27 Postseason appearances in 35 years – 26 NCAA Tournaments • One Final Four – Vanderbilt, 1993 • Four Elite Eights – Vanderbilt, 1992, 1996, 2001, 2002 • Six Sweet Sixteens – Vanderbilt, 1994, 1995, 1997 – Ohio State, 2005, 2009, 2011 • Only the second collegiate coach – men’s or women’s at any level – to record 200 wins at three different schools and the only to do so in Division I • Four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2005-07, 09) • 1993 United States Basketball Writers Association Coach of the Year • 1985 NCAA Coach of the Year honors – team was 25-5, won A10 title and made NCAA tournament • Three SEC Tournament titles (’93, ’95, ’02) – runner up (’94, ’01) International Coaching Experience: 2013 Chair of the U19 National Team Selection Committee 2003 Young Women's National Team - Head Coach, Gold Medal 1997 World University Games - Head Coach, Gold Medal 1993 Junior National Team - Head Coach 1992 Olympic Team - Assistant Coach, Bronze Medal 1991 Junior National Team - Head Coach 1990 World Championship Team - Assistant Coach, Gold Medal 1989 World Junior Championships - Assistant Coach 1987 Olympic Festival - Assistant Coach, Gold MedalWomen's

coached one academic All-American and two district AllAmericans while at St. Joseph’s. Foster has made his mark throughout the basketball community in roles other than coaching. Foster was selected to join the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee in September of 2003 for a four-year appointment. In 1992, he became the first and only male to be elected president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, a group whose mission is to “promote women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport of women’s basketball and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as

2013 14 women's basketball guide  

Media Guide for the women's basketball team at Chattanooga

2013 14 women's basketball guide  

Media Guide for the women's basketball team at Chattanooga

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