March 23, 1986 |
Eddie Fogler, an assistant basketball coach at the University of North Carolina for 13 seasons, was named head coach at Wichita State on Saturday. Fogler succeeds Gene Smithson, who was fired March 5. Fogler was introduced at a news conference by Athletic Director Lew Perkins, who said he had fired Smithson because of declining attendance, community apathy and a poor academic record by players in the program.
March 14, 1997 |
South Carolina Coach Eddie Fogler, who has changed jobs three times in 11 years, would not say Thursday if he is interested in the Rutgers vacancy. Rutgers has asked Mike McGee, South Carolina's athletic director, for permission to speak to Fogler, who has a five-year contract that pays him about $490,000 a year.
April 3, 1993 |
South Carolina, jilted by Georgia Tech Coach Bobby Cremins, will get Vanderbilt's Eddie Fogler, sources told the Associated Press on Friday. Sources said Fogler, the AP coach of the year, has decided to accept an offer to coach the Gamecocks. "It's a done deal," one source close to the university said. "I think we've got a great coach and he's going to do well," another source close to the selection process told the AP. "To have the coach of the year, he would be hard to beat."
February 13, 1990 |
Vanderbilt Coach Eddie Fogler was reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference for his criticism of the referees after a weekend loss to Mississippi. SEC Commissioner-elect Roy Kramer, who is still Vandy's athletic director, issued the public reprimand on Monday, saying Fogler had "clearly violated" the league's code of ethics and the commissioner's regulations on officiating, both of which prohibit public criticism of officials.