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Joe Foley Named Among 100 Most Influential People in Women’s Basketball

Trojan fans call him the GOAT. His players call him Coach. Opponents often say things in frustration when facing him. Regardless, the legendary Hall of Fame Coach of Little Rock’s Team was recognized this week as he was named among the 100 Most Influential People in Women’s Basketball.

Foley has led Little Rock to 10 Sun Belt titles in the last 13 years, amassing an impressive overall head coaching record of 801-274. He has guided the Trojans to the NCAA Tournament six times and to a postseason berth on 11 occasions, including in five straight years. A two-time national championship coach, Foley is also a five-time Sun Belt Coach of the Year. He is just one of five active coaches at the Division I level that has won over 800 games and his career winning percentage, .745, ranks among the best in the country among active coaches.

Of the list of the 100 most influential people in the game, 31 (including Foley) are coaches with 12 representing schools outside of a power conference. Foley is the only coach on the list from the state of Arkansas and the only person from the Sun Belt Conference recognized. The listing was put together by Silver Waves Media.

The 2020-21 season will be Foley’s 18th year at Little Rock and his 34th season overall as a head coach.