published Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Jim Foster hired as UTC women's basketball coach

Ohio State coach Jim Foster gestures during the first half against Georgia in a second-round NCAA women's college basketball tournament game in Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio State coach Jim Foster gestures during the first half against Georgia in a second-round NCAA women's college basketball tournament game in Columbus, Ohio.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Jim Foster, who spent the past 11 seasons at Ohio State, has been hired as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball coach, new UTC athletic director David Blackburn announced via Twitter today.

Foster has 783 career wins, he led Vanderbilt to the Final Four in 1993 and went 279-82 during his time leading the Buckeyes. Foster led the Buckeyes to 10 straight NCAA tournaments before going 18-13 in 2012-13.

Ohio State won six straight Big Ten titles from 2005-10 and he was named the Big Ten coach of the year four times. Foster will be inducted into the women’s basketball Hall of Fame on June 8, in Knoxville.

Foster replaces Wes Moore, who left UTC last month for North Carolina State.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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