Jennifer Foster is in her 13th year as head field hockey coach at Salve Regina University. In 2015, Coach Foster was voted CCC Field Hockey Coach of the Year by the conference coaches. She also was the head women’s lacrosse coach for eight seasons.
Salve Regina field hockey has reached the CCC Tournament the past four seasons, including a record breaking 2015, finishing the season 17-5, which set a new school record for wins. The 2015 season was also the program’s second consecutive year earning an ECAC postseason bid. The team finished the season playing in the ECAC Championship game. The 2015 success followed up a 2014 season where the team finished 14-8, earning its first ever ECAC bid.
Off the field, the Seahawks have enjoyed success as well. In 2017 the team earned its 11th consecutive National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Academic Team Award.
Foster was selected to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy in 2008, where she had the opportunity to interact with other women collegiate coaches and administrators at the Division I, II and III level while developing advanced perspective and skills in the fundamentals of coaching. In May of 2010, she completed the Dimension 2 training for the NCAA Women Coaches Academy. She is a current member of the Alliance of Women Coaches.
Foster began her collegiate career at Nichols College, where she garnered CCC Rookie of the Year honors after finishing third in both goals and points for the Bison. A National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Academic Team selection at NC, Foster then transferred to and graduated from Bryant College in 2004. She helped the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2002 and 2003. For her efforts, Foster earned NFHCA Division II Academic Team and Northeast 10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll Gold Scholar accolades each of her three years in Smithfield (2001-03).
Prior to her arrival at Salve Regina, Foster worked with PUMA North America, Inc., as a customer service representative and training specialist, where her performance resulted in promotions for several of her trainees. She also worked with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats minor league baseball club, where she organized clinics and coordinated players, coaches, and over 800 participants. She is currently the Director of the Revolution Field Hockey Camp held at Salve Regina University.
A native of Tyngsboro, Mass., Foster resides in Newport, R.I. with her husband, Salve Regina men's basketball head coach Sean Foster, and their three children - Addison, Garrett, and Teagan.