Chattanooga women promote Katie Burrows to replace Foster

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FILE - In this March 18, 2016, file photo, Chattanooga head coach Jim Foster yells during a first-round women's college basketball game against Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament in Starkville, Miss. Chattanooga's Jim Foster is retiring after a four-decade career in which he won more than 900 games. He's the only women's basketball coach to earn NCAA Tournament bids with four different schools. The school said in a statement Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the 69-year-old coach wanted to spend more time with his family. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Chattanooga women promote Katie Burrows to replace Foster

FILE - In this March 18, 2016, file photo, Chattanooga head coach Jim Foster yells during a first-round women's college basketball game against Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament in Starkville, Miss. Chattanooga's Jim Foster is retiring after a four-decade career in which he won more than 900 games. He's the only women's basketball coach to earn NCAA Tournament bids with four different schools. The school said in a statement Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the 69-year-old coach wanted to spend more time with his family. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Chattanooga has promoted Katie Burrows to take over for retired Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Foster as women's basketball coach.

Athletic director Mark Wharton announced the decision Friday.

Burrows has spent eight seasons as an assistant at Chattanooga. She work on staffs headed by Wes Moore and Foster, who took over as the Mocs' coach in 2013 when Moore left for North Carolina State. Chattanooga went 255-95 and earned five NCAA Tournament berths during those eight seasons.

Burrows played for Chattanooga from 2000-04, when she was known as Katie Galloway. Chattanooga won four straight Southern Conference titles during her playing career and earned an NCAA Tournament victory her senior year.

Foster retired May 8 with a 903-347 career record, including a 120-40 mark in five seasons at Chattanooga.

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