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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State women’s basketball coach Jim Foster, who has 685 career wins, was voted by his peers as The Columbus Dispatch Ohio Coach of the Year Sunday.

Foster led the Buckeyes to a 29-6 record this season, tying for the third-most wins in Division I. He was tabbed as the Big Ten Coach of the Year by his peers and by a 22-member media panel back in March. The 31-year coaching veteran led Ohio State to its record-tying fifth consecutive Big Ten regular season title, a feat previously accomplished only by the 1983-87 Buckeye squads. Under his guidance, Ohio State finished in the Top 10 nationally and advanced all the way to the NCAA Sweet 16 after winning the Big Ten Tournament title.