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Pat Foster (born June 22, 1939)[1] is an American former college basketball coach. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Lamar University (1980–1986), University of Houston (1986–1993), and the University of Nevada, Reno (1993–1999), compiling a career record of 366–203.[2] At Houston, he succeeded Guy Lewis. Foster also served as athletic director at Lamar from 1983 to 1985.

Pat Foster
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Biographical details
Born (1939-06-22) June 22, 1939 (age 80)
Playing career
1958–1961Arkansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1980Arkansas (assistant)
1980–1986Lamar
1986–1993Houston
1993–1999Nevada
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1983–1985Lamar
Head coaching record
Overall366–203
Tournaments2–5 (NCAA Division I)
4–8 (NIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 Southland regular season (1981, 1983, 1984)
2 Southland Tournament (1981, 1983)
SWC regular season (1992)
SWC Tournament (1992)

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Lamar Cardinals (Southland Conference) (1980–1986)
1980–81 Lamar 25–5 8–2 1st NCAA Division I Second Round
1981–82 Lamar 22–7 7–3 2nd NIT First Round
1982–83 Lamar 23–8 9–3 1st NCAA Division I Second Round
1983–84 Lamar 26–5 11–1 1st NIT Second Round
1984–85 Lamar 20–12 8–4 3rd NIT Second Round
1985–86 Lamar 18–12 6–6 T–4th NIT First Round
Lamar: 134–49 49–19
Houston Cougars (Southwest Conference) (1986–1993)
1986–87 Houston 18–12 9–7 T–3rd NCAA Division I First Round
1987–88 Houston 18–13 10–6 T–4th NIT Second Round
1988–89 Houston 17–14 8–8 T–4th
1989–90 Houston 25–8 13–3 2nd NCAA Division I First Round
1990–91 Houston 18–11 10–6 3rd NIT First Round
1991–92 Houston 25–6 11–3 T–1st NCAA Division I First Round
1992–93 Houston 21–9 9–5 3rd NIT First Round
Houston: 142–73 70–38
Nevada Wolf Pack (Big West Conference) (1993–1999)
1993–94 Nevada 11–17 6–12 T–8th
1994–95 Nevada 18–11 12–6 4th
1995–96 Nevada 16–13 9–9 5th
1996–97 Nevada 21–10 12–4 T–1st (East) NIT Second Round
1997–98 Nevada 16–12 11–5 2nd
1998–99 Nevada 8–18 4–12 5th
Nevada: 90–81 54–48
Total: 366–203

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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