Posted March 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jim Foster, who won 783 games at Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and the last 11 years at Ohio State, will not return as women's basketball head coach next season, Ohio State announced on Tuesday. Miechelle Willis, the Ohio State executive associate athletic director who oversees the program, said it was a mutual decision. ''There has been some discussion with the postseason production, or lack thereof,'' she said when asked the reasons behind the move. The end came after the first year he did not win 20 games with the Buckeyes nor lead the team to the NCAA tournament since taking over a losing program in 2002. The statement issued by Ohio State did not specify if Foster had been fired or was retiring. He compiled a record of 279-82 (.722) in his tenure with the Buckeyes, departing as the program's winningest coach in victories and percentage. Foster, reached by phone by The Associated Press, declined to offer any comment. Asked if he was leaving the prog...

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