Chattanooga hired Jim Foster Thursday as its next women's basketball head coach.
On June 8, the former Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State coach will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. He's compiled a 783-307 record and ranks 11th in NCAA history in career wins. He and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer are the only men's or women's college basketball coaches at any level with at least 200 wins at three schools.
"Chattanooga has always been one of our favorite places, going back to the early '90's when the SEC tournament was hosted in the city," Foster said in a statement. "I've always had a favorable impression of Chattanooga because of that and have been back often with my wife. (Moore) has done an absolutely terrific job of building a program that I have a lot of respect for. I am ready to get to work."
The 64-year-old Foster was fired by the Buckeyes after an 18-13 season, the first time in his 11-year tenure there that Ohio had fewer than 20 wins and didn't reach the NCAA tournament.
Foster is replacing Wes Moore, who left for North Carolina State after 15 years at Chattanooga.