Harold "Bud" Foster (1991)


  • Coached Wisconsin to its only NCAA championship (1941) in men’s basketball
  • That 1941 squad posted a 20-3 record and won its last 15 games, including three in the NCAA tournament
  • Foster coached Badger men’s basketball for 25 years and registered a 265-267 record
  • Wisconsin’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach
  • A three-time (1935, 1941 and 1947) Big Ten championship coach
  • All-Big Ten center in 1929 and 1930 for the Badgers
  • Served as team captain and earned All-America honors as a center in 1930
  • Played professional basketball with the Oshkosh All-Stars
  • Worked as UW freshman men’s basketball coach in 1934 before taking over the varsity team in 1935
  • Former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches
  • Served as chairman of the Basketball Rules Committee
  • Member of the Helms Basketball Foundation Hall of Fame, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club Hall of Fame