Jim Foster Lands at UT Chattanooga

By Jason Priestas on May 9, 2013 at 5:24p
Jim Foster is the new women's basketball coach at UT Chatanooga

Six weeks after he was ousted at Ohio State, Jim Foster has agreed to become the new women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee at Chatanooga.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn announced 2013 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Foster as the new women’s basketball head coach today.  Foster has 35 years of experience as a collegiate head coach with a 783-307 (.718) overall record.  He becomes the fifth head coach of the women’s program in UTC history.

We're happy to see Jim land on his feet.

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MN Buckeye's picture

Hope everyone wins from this situation.  Best of luck to Jim.

redfox's picture

I'm glad he has a new coaching job good luck Jim also i'm glad he isn't coaching at Ohio State as he was a lazy recruiter.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Davenport, Prahalis, Lavender, and Hill are all players he has in the WNBA now. OSU isn't a powerhouse women program but he was recruiting high enough to dominate the Big Ten for years. Outside of his poor performance in the NCAA tournament he wasn't that bad of a coach even if he was a lazy recruiter. I'm kinda sorry that he had to leave but I understand why the university had to let him go. I wish Foster the best.

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Kalamazoo Steve's picture

 Didn't he recruit/coach Katie Smith?  She was ok I guess.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Katie Smith was before the Foster area for the women's basketball team starting in 2002. 

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redfox's picture

Katie Smith was by far the greatest women's basketball player to ever play at Ohio State and some day i would like to see her become the head coach of the women's team.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Best of luck Coach Foster!  Thanks for the good memories while you were at OSU.