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Charlie Foster
Kearney

Coach/Contributor. Charlie Foster's accolades come from all over.  According to the University of Nebraska-Kearney Hall of Fame, Coach Foster was the "Father of Nebraska cross country. He featured girls' track events in meets before the sport was approved by the state and was the first to add the triple jump."

During his career at Kearney State, Foster coached football, basketball and track and, from the standpoint of this induction, received credit for instilling many students' interest in the coaching profession and molding some great coaches for high schools across the state of Nebraska.

His annual high school invitational track meet always welcomed the largest number of entries of any other meet and provided the participants with a good barometer on how they stacked up against competition they would only see at the Foster meet and at the state championship.

College's football stadium bears his name, Foster Field.

Had outstanding high school coaching career himself prior to Kearney State, most notably at Ansley.