Sharon Fanning-Otis, UTC alum 1975. Former UTC Head Coach, 1977-87, Former Mississippi State Head Coach 1995-2012
“Congratulations on a tremendous hire! Jim is a winner and has a passion for the game. Not only is he a great coach, but he is also a first class individual. Jim always commented on how much he liked the Chattanooga area. I am so proud of the success of UTC and I can see Jim Foster carrying on our impressive tradition.”
Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut Head Coach
“Wow, what a great hire. One of the best and most well respected coaches in the country. Jim has a proven record of success and he will do great with the Mocs.”
Muffet McGraw, University of Notre Dame Head Coach
"Jim has been a fantastic mentor for me throughout my coaching career. He's a Hall of Fame coach and person, and he has taught me so many things about the game, both on the court and behind the scenes. He's a tremendous asset to our sport, representing all that is good about women's basketball and conducting himself with the highest level of integrity and class. Chattanooga couldn't have chosen a better person to represent their women's basketball program."
Carol Callan, USA Basketball Women's National Teams Director
"Jim is a great supporter of and friend to USA Basketball. He brings a unique, experienced perspective to team selections insuring that all athletes and team combinations are considered. As a coach, he selflessly works to make our very best national team athletes better, and is a great ambassador for women's basketball and our country."
Cindy Griffin, St. Joseph’s Head Coach
"Chattanooga is getting one of the best women's basketball coaches in the country in Coach Foster. He is a proven winner at all levels of our game. He not only wins, he wins the right way, by producing champions both on and off the basketball court. I am very excited that Coach Foster has decided to stay in our game, and our game is enhanced even more with UTC's hire!"
Deb Patterson, Kansas State Head Coach
“Jim Foster, in addition to being one of the great minds and premier teachers in the game, is a man and coach of the utmost integrity and wisdom. His commitment to shaping and growing personal character in his players is as exceptional as his winning record.”