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Jimmie Foster
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 4 Years
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Milwaukee native Jimmie Foster will begin his fourth season on Coach Wardle's men's basketball staff in 2013-14. He was named an assistant coach on May 3, 2010, after coaching at the University of North Dakota during the 2009-10 campaign.

During his first season with the Phoenix, Foster helped tutor 7-foot-1 Alec Brown, who was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team after averaging 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

Brown's development under Foster has been tremendous, as the big man increased his numbers to 13.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a sophomore. He was named to the first-team All-Horizon League in 2011-12.

With Foster's help, Brown added new dimensions to his game in 2013-14. The All-Horizon League and All-Region performer shot nearly 45 percent from long range in conference play.

As a recruiter, Foster has helped the Phoenix with his relationships in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as his ties to the junior college ranks. He was instrumental in recruiting Racine's Jordan Fouse, who as a freshman in 2012-13 was named to both the Horizon League All-Newcomer and All-Defensive Teams.

Along with on-court coaching and recruiting responsibilities, Foster handles some of the program's scouting responsibiltiies. He has also spearheaded the program's community service efforts and his involvment on campus includes membership in UW-Green Bay's Diversity Committee. The men's basketball program has reached over 800 hours of community service annually under Foster's watch.

Foster went to North Dakota after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Eagles went a combined 60-10 in his two seasons at the school, finishing third nationally in 2008 and as the runner-up in Division II in 2009. During his two-year stint, Foster helped nine Eagles earn all-conference honors, while two of his players nabbed All-America honors.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Foster was a standout player at Rufus King High School before going on to a successful collegiate career at Kirkwood and the University of South Dakota. At Kirkwood, Foster earned second-team All-America honors as a sophomore and helped lead the Eagles to a pair of ICCAC Championships. He also was twice named All-Region XI.

After transferring to South Dakota for his final two collegiate seasons, Foster was a two-time All-North Central Conference honoree and was named the league's Newcomer of the Year in 2001. Foster earned his bachelor's degree in recreation from USD in 2002.  

Foster's coaching career began back in his hometown where he was an assistant varsity coach for Milwaukee Juneau High School from 2005-06.

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