Harold E. "Bud" Foster

At 6-foot-3, Harold Foster was the power behind the 1928-30 University of Wisconsin teams that compiled a 43-8, three-year record for Hall of Fame coach Walter Meanwell. Foster earned All-Conference honors in 1929 and 1930, and as captain of the 1930 squad, was named All-America. After a brief professional career with the Oshkosh All-Stars, Foster returned to his alma mater as head coach in 1935. Known as “Mr. Wisconsin,” Foster led the Badgers to three Big 10 Conference titles and in 1941 captured the NCAA title with an impressive win. Foster spent the better part of five decades in Madison, experiencing great success during his tenure there. A past president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), Foster was known for teaching his players not only the fundamentals of the game, but also loyalty and sportsmanship.