Ohio State Fires Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Foster

Jim Foster coached OSU Women's Basketball for 11 seasons before being fired Tuesday.(Photo: OSU)
Jim Foster coached OSU Women's Basketball for 11 seasons before being fired Tuesday.(Photo: OSU)

Ohio State University has fired women’s basketball coach Jim Foster.

Foster’s dismissal came after the team had a losing record in the Big Ten Conference and failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

Foster coached OSU women for 11 seasons, and was the winningest coach in the program’s history in terms of winning percentage and total wins.

His record was 279 wins and 82 losses.

OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith called Foster a wonderful representative of the university who provided exceptional mentoring to young people on and off the court. “The Ohio State women’s basketball program was made better under Jim’s leadership,” said Smith in a statement.

A national search for Foster’s replacement is underway.

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