Former men’s basketball coach Bill Foster died Thursday

Max Gelman, Sports Editor


Men’s Basketball


Former Northwestern men’s basketball coach Bill Foster died Thursday. Foster coached the Wildcats for seven seasons, from 1986-87 to 1992-93, compiling a 54-141 total record and 13-113 record in the Big Ten.

NU was Foster’s last coaching job, as he stepped down before the 1993-94 season. He served as interim athletic director from April 1993 to January 1994.

Foster spent time coaching at Bloomsburg University, Rutgers, Utah, Duke and South Carolina, and led the Blue Devils to the 1978 National Championship game. He was the first coach in NCAA history to lead four different Division I schools to 20-win seasons.

He was 85 years old.

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