Men’s Basketball Coaching Change Made at Lewis & Clark College

The Lewis & Clark Pioneers will have new leadership when the 2018-19 season begins next fall. On Thursday, Director of Physical Education and Athletics Shana Levine announced that Dinari Foreman will not return after seven seasons as men’s basketball head coach.

Lewis & Clark will begin a national search for a new head coach immediately, with the goal of filling the position by May 1.

“I wish to thank Dinari for his efforts as our men’s basketball head coach,” said Levine. “As one of our most-decorated student-athletes and a member of the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame, his contributions to Pioneers athletics are in many ways unparalleled.”

As head coach, Foreman took the Pioneers to a 90-89 record over his seven seasons and four straight Northwest Conference Championship tournament appearances from 2011-15. Foreman has been on the Lewis & Clark coaching staff since 2001-02 when he joined as a part-time assistant. In 2007, he was promoted to associate head coach before being named the head coach for the 2011-12 season.

Foreman graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1995 after a two-year playing career for the Pioneers that saw him finish second in the nation in scoring one season and helping the team to two conference championships. Lewis & Clark advanced to the semifinals of the 1995 NAIA National Championship, and Foreman earned NAIA First-Team All-America honors that season. His 25.7 points-per-game average during his senior year is the second-best in the history of the program. In 2005, Foreman was inducted into the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame.

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