KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Texas A&M coach Gary Blair and Chattanooga coach Jim Foster already have plenty in common.
Both coaches have military backgrounds, Blair in the Marines and Foster in the Army. Both have won at three different schools. Each began his head coaching career outside the six major conferences.
Now they're about to share one more bond. Both are entering the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday as part of an induction class that also includes former Mississippi player Peggie Gillom-Granderson, former Connecticut guard Jennifer Rizzotti, former Texas player Annette Smith-Knight and former Rutgers star Sue Wicks.
Blair won a national title at Texas A&M in 2011 and reached a Final Four with Arkansas in 1998. Foster won over 200 games each at St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State.