Sports Legend

Jack Foster

Jack was founder and legendary coach of Hamburg’s outstanding cross country teams from 1950 and 1955-1964. Coach Foster’s teams won seven E.C.I.C. League and seven Section VI Championships while posting six undefeated E.C.I.C. seasons during his eleven year coaching career. He was also an integral part of Hamburg’s highly successful track & field teams as an assistant to head coach, William Rodiek. Hamburg’s record string of undefeated dual meet victories still stands at 32. Collegiately, he became a top runner on Buffalo State’s most successful cross country teams, and captained the 1949 team. Jack was elected to Buffalo State Wall of Fame in 2005. He was History Professor & Chair, cross country and track coach at Southern Connecticut University, coaching many champions and All-Americans, until his retirement in 2000.