|Title:||Head Men's Basketball Coach|
Sean Foster begins his 11th season as head men's basketball
coach at Salve Regina after reaching the CCC Championship finals in
each of the past two seasons, capturing the conference title in
2010-11. In 10 seasons on the bench at Salve Regina, Foster has
amassed 127 victories and trails only Mike Raffa (1987-1999) for
the most wins (137) in program history.
Foster led the Seahawks to an overall mark of 21-10 last season, setting the program record for most victories in a season. Foster guided the team to both the CCC Championship finals and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship finals during the 2011-12 campaign and was honored as the CCC Coach of the Year.
In addition to his coaching duties, Foster also serves as the department's scheduling coordinator and handles game management duties. He also previously served as an admissions counselor at Salve Regina from 2000-2002.
Before assuming the head coaching position, Foster spent three previous seasons as an assistant at SRU, during which time the Seahawks captured the 1999-2000 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) regular-season crown.
Prior to his arrival at Salve Regina, Foster spent one season as
an assistant coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He helped
the Leopards capture a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC)
championship with a school-record 22 wins and a berth in the
semifinals of the ECAC Division III New England men's basketball
tournament. His previous experience also includes working as an
operations administrator for Fidelity Investments.
A 1997 graduate of Salve Regina, Foster played three years for the Seahawks after transferring from Westbrook College (Maine), where the team won the Mayflower Conference with a 30-5 record and advanced to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. He helped the Seahawks advance to the NCAA Tournament in 1994-95 after posting a 20-8 record and capturing the CCC championship.
A Dean's List student at Salve Regina, Foster earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and received both the University's Sportsmanship Award and the Commonwealth Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award following his senior season.
A native of Foxboro, Mass., Foster resides in Newport with his wife, Jennifer, who serves as head coach of the Salve Regina field hockey and women's lacrosse programs.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
Alick Furtick begins his seventh season as assistant men's
basketball coach at Salve Regina University. Furtick supervises and
monitors the academic progress of freshmen players, assists in
coordinating community basketball clinics and community outreach,
and recruits potential student-athletes.
Furtick received his associate degree in early childhood education from Mitchell College in May, 1999 and went on to earn his bachelors degree in American history from Salve Regina in 2002. A two-time all-conference selection at Mitchell, Furtick ranks No. 1 all-time at SRU in blocked shots (112) despite playing just two seasons. He also tops the leader board in field goal percentage (63.0 percent).
In his first year as a Seahawk in 1999-2000, Furtick helped a team that won six games the previous year to 18 wins, earning the team the New England Basketball Coaches Association Most Improved Team Award. He participated in the New England Senior Division III All-Star Game as a senior.
Currently, Furtick works as an education mentor at Project Genesis, Inc. in Willimantic, Conn., where he helps prepare students to achieve functional academic skills and vocational awareness. He has previous coaching experience as a junior varsity (JV) coach at Saint Bernards H.S. in Uncassville, Conn. (2004-05) and as the JV coach at Fitch H.S. (2005-06). Furtick was also the program director and coach for the Connecticut East AAU program from 2002-06.
Furtick resides in Groton, Conn.