Lindsey Foster Promoted to Associate Head Coach for CSUN Women's Hoops

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

Entering her fifth season with the Matadors, Lindsey Foster has been promoted to Associate Head Coach for the CSUN women's basketball program, head coach Jason Flowers announced. In her work with the Matadors, Foster has helped guide the program to new heights, including the 2014 Big West Regular Season and Tournament Championships.

Foster has been a member of Flowers' staff since day one at CSUN. A native of Seattle, Wash., Foster has helped the program evolve and turn into one of the top squads in the conference. Over the last three seasons, the Matadors are 51-45 overall (.542) and 32-18 (.640) against Big West opponents.

"It is an honor to receive this promotion and knowing that it comes with Jason's vote of confidence means a great deal," Foster said. "I believe strongly that the continuity of our working relationship, along with a shared vision of CSUN Women's Basketball as an enduring Big West Conference and NCAA Tournament contender, have been central in creating forward momentum within our program."

Working primarily with the team's guards and perimeter players, Foster has helped numerous Matadors. A pair of senior guards both enter their final season having learned much under her tutelage; Ashlee Guay became the first Matador in program history to win her conference's Player of the Year award and Janae Sharpe was the Big West Freshman of the Year and has earned All-Big West Second Team honors twice.

All that, plus her extensive administrative work in handling the team's travels and her recruiting, were not lost on Flowers when making the promotion.

"I have been extremely fortunate to have Lindsey with me since coming to CSUN. She has been as instrumental as anyone in the success we have experienced," Flowers said. "It has been great to watch her grow, from our years as assistants together, into her new role as Associate Head Coach. She is a great coach, an outstanding leader and an even better person."

Foster also worked as an assistant coach at UC Riverside for six seasons, helping lead the Highlanders to three appearances in the NCAA Tournament. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2004 with a degree in Health Promotion.

She and the Matadors defeated the Lumberjacks at The Matadome in 2013-14 and she'll take this year's squad to Flagstaff for a CSUN game at NAU in mid-December.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to work with competitive, purpose-driven, intelligent, compassionate people here at CSUN," Foster added. "From our University leadership, professors, Athletics administrators, academic support staff, trainers, coaches, boosters, and fans to our dedicated Women's Basketball staff and the talented student-athletes who represent us on the court, it is a privilege to work in a place where our efforts and values are recognized and supported."

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