Pat Foster

Pat Foster (born June 22, 1939)

Teams coached: Lamar Cardinals, Houston Cougars, Nevada Wolfpack
Lamar record: 134-49 (.732)
Houston record: 142-73 (.660)
Nevada record: 90-81 (.526)
Overall record: 366-203 (.643)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1993-1999 Nevada
1986-1993 Houston
1980-1986 Lamar
1974-1980 Arkansas (asst)

Pat Foster Facts

  • Pat Foster
  • Born June 22, 1939
  • Hometown: Emerson, Arkansas
  • Alma Mater: University of Arkansas (BA, 1961)
  • Played at Arkansas under head coach Glen Rose, earning All-Southwest Conference honors
  • Started his coaching career by spending six seasons as an assistant under Eddie Sutton at alma mater Arkansas
  • First head coaching job came in 1980 when Foster was hired at Lamar in Beaumont, TX
  • Left for Houston in 1986, leading the Cougars to 142 victories over the next seven seasons
    • Reached the postseason six times (three NCAA, three NIT) and twice won 25 games in a season; named Southwest COY in 1992
  • Final head coaching position role was a six-year stint at Nevada, winning the Big West title in 1997 and earning a trip to the NIT
  • Inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor

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