Todd Foster returns for his seventh season as a member of the Purdue men's basketball staff and sixth as assistant coach.
During the 2004-05 season, Foster served as the Boilermakers' coordinator of basketball operations.
A four-year letterwinner at Purdue from 1993 to 1996, Foster was an instant spark off the bench with his hustle and hard-nosed play. A four-time winner of the team's Ray Eddy "Mr. Hustle" Award, Foster was a key member of the Boilermakers' three consecutive Big Ten title teams in 1994, '95 and '96.
Foster enjoyed his best season as a senior during the 1995-96 campaign, earning team MVP honors while achieving career highs in minutes (586), scoring average (7.5), rebounding average (1.5), assists (45), steals (28), field goals (70), three-point field goals (60), field goal percentage (.393) and three-point field goal percentage (.397).
The senior captain also finished eighth in the Big Ten in three-point field goal percentage, earned Purdue's Courage Award for taking the most charges and was named to the College Basketball All-American Farm Team. In Foster's four seasons in West Lafayette, the Old Gold and Black compiled a 92-28 record, captured three straight league championships and made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 1994.
Following a brief stint at the College of Southern Idaho under former Purdue assistant coach Jim Thrash in 1996, Foster served as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind., from 1997 to 1998. During the 1998-99 season, Foster was an assistant coach for Homer Drew at Valparaiso, where he helped the Crusaders to their fifth straight Mid-Continent Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
A native of Washington, Ill., Foster resides in West Lafayette with his wife, Jessica.
A Look At Director of Basketball Operations Todd Foster
Birthdate: March 27, 1972
Hometown: Washington, Ill.
High School: Washington Community
College: Purdue `96 (B.S.)
Playing Experience: 1992-96 Purdue
Coaching Experience: 1995-96 College of Southern Idaho, Assistant Coach
1997-98 Saint Joseph's College, Assistant Coach
1998-99 Valparaiso, Assistant Coach
2004-05 Purdue, Director of Basketball Operations
2005-present Purdue, Assistant Coach