Sean Foster begins his 12th season as head men's basketball
coach at Salve Regina after reaching the CCC Championship finals in
two of the past three seasons, capturing the conference title in
2010-11. In 11 seasons on the bench at Salve Regina, Foster has
amassed 140 victories and surpassed his former head coach Mike
Raffa (1987-1999) for the most wins in program history.
Foster led the Seahawks to an overall mark of 21-10 in 2011-12,
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)
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. The couple welcomed an
addition to the family in August 2013, a daughter, and named her