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Eddie Fogler is a former college basketball player at the University of North Carolina from 1967-1970 where he was a point guard on two final four teams. He is also a former college basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, Wichita State University, Vanderbilt University, and University of South Carolina. From 1986 to 1989, he served as head coach at Wichita State University where he compiled a 61-32 (.656) record which included two NCAA appearances and one NIT berth.

From 1989 to 1992, Fogler served as the head basketball coach at Vanderbilt where he compiled an 81-48 record. His 1989-90 team captured the NIT Championship with a 74-72 victory over St. Louis University. His 1992-93 team was ranked as high as #5 in the country and went 28-6, including a 14-2 record in the SEC, a trip to the NCAA Tournament's "Sweet Sixteen", and he was named national coach of the year after winning the SEC championship. In the four years that he led Vanderbilt, the Commodores achieved two NIT births and two NCAA Tournament bids. Fogler's move from Vanderbilt to South Carolina, following the success of 1993, left many Vanderbilt fans embittered toward the school's Athletic Director, Paul Hoolahan, and his handling of the matter.[1]

From 1994 to 2001, Fogler coached at South Carolina and led the Gamecocks to the SEC championship in 1997. He led the Gamecocks to two NCAA Tournaments. He compiled a 123-117(.513) record at USC. Commenting after his final game as a head coach, Fogler stated "It is very difficult with college athletics being the way it is today and the pressures. You are darned if you do, darned if you don't," Fogler said. "I'm leaving college basketball with my dignity, my integrity and my sanity."[2]

Fogler now serves as an analyst for Fox Sports Network and resides in Elgin, S.C. with his wife, Robin, daughter, Emma, and son, Ben.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wichita State (Missouri Valley Conference) (1986–1989)
1986-1987 Wichita State 22-11 9-5 3rd NCAA First Round
1987-1988 Wichita State 20-10 11-3 2nd NCAA First Round
1988-1989 Wichita State 19-11 10-4 2nd (T) NIT Second Round
Wichita State: 61-32 30-12
Vanderbilt University (Southeastern Conference) (1989–1993)
1989-1990 Vanderbilt 21-14 7-11 8th (T) NIT Champions
1990-1991 Vanderbilt 17-13 11-7 5th NCAA First Round
1991-1992 Vanderbilt 15-15 6-10 5th (East) NIT First Round
1992-1993 Vanderbilt 28-6 14-2 1st (East) NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Vanderbilt: 81-48 38-30
University of South Carolina (Southeastern Conference) (1993–2001)
1993-1994 South Carolina 9-19 4-12 5th (East)
1994-1995 South Carolina 10-17 5-11 5th (East)
1995-1996 South Carolina 19-12 8-8 3rd (East) NIT Quarterfinals
1996-1997 South Carolina 24-8 15-1 1st (East) NCAA First Round
1997-1998 South Carolina 23-8 11-5 2nd (East) NCAA First Round
1998-1999 South Carolina 8-21 3-13 6th (East)
1999-2000 South Carolina 15-17 5-11 5th (East)
2000-2001 South Carolina 15-15 6-10 5th (East) NIT First Round
South Carolina: 123-117 57-71
Total: 265-197

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

External links

References

  1. ^ The Enemy Within, The Nashville Scene, 10-12-95
  2. ^ UConn Ends Fogler's S.C. Run, CBS Sports-AP Report-03-14-2001
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