The Greenville College athletic department has selected Charles "Buddy" Foster, athletic director at Morthland College in West Frankfort, Ill., as its newest head softball coach. Foster spent 16 years as a softball coach at four NCAA Division I institutions before spending the last year as athletic director at Morthland.
Following his tenure at SIUC, he accepted the head softball position at Bradley University for the 2006 season and inherited a program coming off a 16-35 (3-23 Missouri Valley Conference) season. The turnaround was immediate as the team went 25-23 (10-13 MVC) in his first season, and he accrued a record of 63-73 in three seasons.
Foster earned his master's degree from Greenville College in 2014. He completed a bachelor's degree at Southeast Missouri State University in 1991.
The softball program is coming off their first appearance in the NCAA national tournament as they were SLIAC tournament champions in May. The team concluded the 2016 season with a record of 23-22-1. The Lady Panthers have gone 77-53-1 since 2014 and have qualified for the SLIAC tournament championship game for three straight years.
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