Bill Foster (basketball, born 1936)

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Bill Foster
Biographical details
Born(1936-04-01)April 1, 1936
Palatka, Florida
DiedMay 27, 2015(2015-05-27) (aged 79)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Playing career
1954–1956Wingate
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1959–1962Marion HS
1962–1967Shorter
1967–1970The Citadel (assistant)
1970–1975UNC Charlotte
1975–1984Clemson
1985–1990Miami (FL)
1991–1997Virginia Tech
Head coaching record
Overall533–324 (college)
Tournaments3–2 (NCAA Division I)
6–3 (NIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NIT (1995)

William Carey Foster (April 1, 1936 – May 27, 2015) was an American college basketball coach who won over 500 games during a career that spanned 30 years. Foster, a native of Palatka, Florida, compiled an overall record of 532–325 in 30 seasons. Foster died of Parkinson's disease in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 27, 2015.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Shorter Hawks () (1962–1967)
1962–63 Shorter 16–8
1963–64 Shorter 22–5
1964–65 Shorter 26–5
1965–66 Shorter 24–6
1966–67 Shorter 22–9
Shorter: 110–31
Charlotte 49ers (NCAA University Division / Division I independent) (1970–1975)
1970–71 Charlotte 15–8
1971–72 Charlotte 14–11
1972–73 Charlotte 14–12
1973–74 Charlotte 22–4
1974–75 Charlotte 23–3
Charlotte: 88–38
Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1975–1984)
1975–76 Clemson 18–10 5–7 4th
1976–77 Clemson 22–6 8–4 T–2nd
1977–78 Clemson 15–12 3–9 T–6th
1978–79 Clemson 19–10 5–7 5th NIT Second Round
1979–80 Clemson 23–9 8–6 4th NCAA Division I Elite Eight
1980–81 Clemson 20–11 6–8 T–5th NIT First Round
1981–82 Clemson 14–14 4–10 T–6th NIT First Round
1982–83 Clemson 11–20 2–12 8th
1983–84 Clemson 14–14 3–11 8th
Clemson: 156–106 44–74
Miami Hurricanes (NCAA Division I independent) (1985–1990)
1985–86 Miami 14–14
1986–87 Miami 15–16
1987–88 Miami 17–14
1988–89 Miami 19–12
1989–90 Miami 13–15
Miami: 78–71
Virginia Tech Hokies (Metro Conference) (1991–1995)
1991–92 Virginia Tech 10–18 3–9 7th
1992–93 Virginia Tech 10–18 1–11 7th
1993–94 Virginia Tech 18–10 6–6 4th
1994–95 Virginia Tech 25–10 6–6 T–4th NIT Champion
Virginia Tech Hokies (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1995–1997)
1995–96 Virginia Tech 23–6 13–3 T–2nd NCAA Division I Round of 32
1996–97 Virginia Tech 15–16 7–9 7th
Virginia Tech: 101–78 36–44
Total: 533–324

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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