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Milwaukee native Jimmie Foster recently completed his fifth season on Green Bay's staff. He was named an assistant coach under Brian Wardle on May 3, 2010, after coaching at the University of North Dakota during the 2009-10 campaign.

During his time at Green Bay, Foster has helped the Phoenix to 95 victories in just five seasons, including a 48-17 record the past two seasons. In 2013-14, Foster helped Green Bay to the regular season title in the Horizon League and an appearance in the NIT.

In his first season with the Phoenix, Foster helped tutor 7-foot-1 Alec Brown, who was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team after averaging 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

Brown's development under Foster has been tremendous, as the big man increased his numbers to 13.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a sophomore. He was named to the All-Horizon League team as a sophomore, junior and senior and was voted Defensive Player of the Year in 2014-15.

With Foster's help, Brown added new dimensions to his game in 2013-14. The All-Horizon League and All-Region performer shot nearly 45 percent from long range in conference play. Brown was selected No. 50 in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Foster's work with the post players also aided the development of Greg Mays, who was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team as a senior in 2014-15.

As a recruiter, Foster has helped the Phoenix with his relationships in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota as well as his ties to the junior college ranks and in Canada. He was instrumental in recruiting Racine's Jordan Fouse and Milwaukee's Carrington Love.

Fouse has been named to the Horizon League All-Defensive teams in each of his three seasons, including being voted as the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Along with on-court coaching and recruiting responsibilities, Foster handles some of the program's scouting. He also spearheads the program's community service efforts and his involvement on campus includes membership in UW-Green Bay's Diversity Committee. The men's basketball program has reached over 800 hours of community service annually under Foster's watch.

Foster went to North Dakota after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Eagles went a combined 60-10 in his two seasons at the school, finishing third nationally in 2008 and as the runner-up in Division II in 2009. During his two-year stint, Foster helped nine Eagles earn all-conference honors, while two of his players nabbed All-America honors.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Foster was a standout player at Rufus King High School before going on to a successful collegiate career at Kirkwood and the University of South Dakota. At Kirkwood, Foster earned second-team All-America honors as a sophomore and helped lead the Eagles to a pair of ICCAC Championships. He also was twice named All-Region XI.

After transferring to South Dakota for his final two collegiate seasons, Foster was a two-time All-North Central Conference honoree and was named the league's Newcomer of the Year in 2001. Foster earned his bachelor's degree in recreation from USD in 2002.  

Foster's coaching career began back in his hometown where he was an assistant varsity coach for Milwaukee Juneau High School from 2005-06.

Foster is married to the former Sulama Campos.

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