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Donald Foust | College Coach | Inducted 2000

Coach Foust took over the helm at the University of Bridgeport in 1983. Prior to that time, the Purple Knights hadn’t had much experience in post-season tournament play. By the time he left, UB had played in the ECAC tournament and earned a spot in the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in 1989. Under his guidance, UB was 129-72. In 1985, Coach Foust was named the New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year.

Foust began his coaching career at Norwalk High School in 1976. His teams earned three consecutive FCIAC titles. They also appeared in three state Championship games and were crowned state champs in 1981. Along with the state championship, another highlight of his high school coaching career was the opportunity to expose his team to international play by traveling to compete in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1979.