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Kim Foley has completed two seasons as the top assistant coach on Dianne Nolan's staff. Foley, who brings additional Division I head coaching experience to the Lafayette sidelines, is the program's recruiting coordinator and also contributes to the scouting efforts.
As the primary on-court instructor of Lafayette's post players, Foley was instrumental in the development of Danielle Fiacco '14 and Emily Homan '15, the 2011-12 Patriot League Rookie of the Year. Led by Fiacco and Homan, the Leopards set a new program and Patriot League record in 2011-12 with 188 blocked shots.
Before coming to College Hill, Foley spent the 2009-10 season on the staff of Patriot League rival Colgate, a season in which the Raiders doubled their win total from the previous campaign. Her stint in Hamilton marked a return to coaching after spending six years in the business sector.
Foley served as the head women's basketball coach at Central Connecticut State from 1996-2002 after one year as an assistant coach with the Blue Devils. While at the helm, she guided the 1997-98 squad to the largest turnaround in the country, still the eighth-best in NCAA history, with a 15-win improvement and an Northeast Conference Tournament semifinal appearance. Prior to coaching at Central Connecticut State, Foley was an assistant coach at Drexel for three seasons.
As a student-athlete, Foley was a four-year starter at Saint Joseph's, where she ranks second in career games played (124) and is slotted at fifth in career points (1,651), rebounds (808) and blocked shots (124).
In her senior year at Saint Joseph's, Foley earned USWBA All-America and GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and was selected as the Jesuit Colleges' National Player of the Year. She finished her four-year career with Atlantic 10 First Team, Second Team and All-Freshmen honors while her Hawks' squads were a combined 92-32 overall and 58-12 in A-10 play. St. Joseph's advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each season of her career.
Foley collected Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference honors every season en route to graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 1989.
After graduation, Foley played for four years with the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in Melbourne and Tasmania, Australia. She was a member of the 1991 Australian National Championship Team and was the first non-Australian selected as the league's Defensive Player of the Year.
In 1995, Foley was inducted into the St. Joseph's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame while also being tabbed for addition to the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame. A native of Peabody, Mass., Foley is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.