Turrell Foster
Turrell Foster
Title: Defensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Phone: 515-574-1362
Email: foster@iowacentral.edu
Twitter: @Coach_Foster

Coach Foster will enter his third season as an assistant coach at Iowa Central Community College. In 2018 he led the running back group. In 2019 Foster took over as defensive line coach & recruiting coordinator for the Tritons. Under his guidance, four Triton defensive lineman have earned All-Conference honors. One in particular, Marquis Burks who signed to play at SEC power, Auburn University. Burks finished the season with 40 tackles & 5 sacks in 2019.

Prior to Iowa Central, Foster coached at Ellsworth Community College. During his four-year tenure at ECC, Foster coached fifteen All-Conference defensive linemen, including one earning All-American honors in 2016 in Louy Compton. Compton finished 4th in the country in sacks with 13.5 his sophomore season and accumulated a total of 21.5 sacks with an additional 32 TFL’s in his two-year stint under Foster’s guidance.

While coaching defensive line at ECC Foster helped architect a Panther defense in 2016 that held opponents to 296.8 total yds/gm (22nd), surrendered 166.4 passing yds/gm (18th), while giving up 22.09 offensive pts/gm (22nd). Along with the 27 takeaways and 38 sacks, the defense also blocked 4 PATs and returned them for 2 points.

The defense ranked among the top 20 in the nation for rushing yards allowed a game with 50 plus sacks while creating 30 interceptions for the secondary.

In the spring of 2015 Foster had a short stint in a Graduate Assistant role at Southwest Minnesota State where he coached Linebackers. At SMSU he helped recruit a remarkable class of 2015, in addition signed one of his former standout defensive lineman at ECC, Kevin Rubin. Rubin became an immediate impact for the Mustangs on the defensive line for the next two seasons. Foster then returned back to Ellsworth Community College for the 2015 season to team back up with Head Coach Jesse Montalto.

Foster graduated from Winona State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Promotion. Starred at Linebacker for the Warriors accumulating over 100 tackles & double digit TFL’s during his career.

Foster has two sons, Elijah (6) & Karder (1)

Coaching Career

2019-Present: Iowa Central- Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
2018: Iowa Central- Running Backs
2014-2018: Ellsworth Community College - Defensive Line
2015: Southwest Minnesota State - Linebackers