IN BRIEF : Wichita’s Fogler Going to Vanderbilt

From Times wire services

Wichita State basketball Coach Eddie Fogler announced this afternoon that he is resigning to accept the head coaching position at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt had been looking for a coach since C. M. Newton announced his resignation to become athletic director at the University of Kentucky.

Fogler, a former assistant to University of North Carolina Coach Dean Smith, moved to Wichita State in March, 1986. In his three seasons at WSU, Fogler compiled a 61-32 overall record and was the only WSU coach to guide the Shockers to consecutive NCAA appearances, doing so in his first two seasons. This year, WSU finished 19-11 after being defeated by Michigan State in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.