Lyle Foster

Springfield Business Journal

A Conversation With ... Lyle Foster

What was your vision for Big Momma’s when you opened? And as you reflect on the past 15 years, did you meet that vision?. I would preface it all by saying I have an overwhelming sense of gratefulness. I think what we have is what I thought. So much of my vision was that Big Momma’s would be a community gathering spot, a place to build community, to engage community – essentially, to be community. I subscribe to Howard Schultz of Starbucks’ notion of a third place. This notion that as people, we go to work, we go home, and then there’s the third place. For some it’s the neighborhood bar, for some it’s maybe a community trail, but for many people it’s the neighborhood coffee shop that you go to engage, to spend time, to study, to read, reflect, and hopefully to get some good espresso and coffee and other drinks and maybe a good snack, pastry or sandwich. That was what I hoped Big Momma’s could be.

Lyle Foster: What does the future hold?

The 2021-22 season proved to be the former Orlando Pirates striker's breakout campaign, but where does his future lie?. Lyle Foster is coming off his best season in Europe having moved to the continent when he joined French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco from Orlando Pirates midway through the 2018/19 campaign. After unsuccessful spells with Monaco, Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes and Cercle Brugge of Belgium, the Bafana Bafana international was snapped up by Belgian outfit Westerlo in July 2021 and he had finally found a home where he could flourish as a regular in the team's starting line-up. The former South Africa under-20 international, who was on loan from Guimaraes, became one of Westerlo's key players as the team battled for promotion to the Belgian First Division A with the likes of RWDM and Waasland-Beveren. It was Westerlo who secured direct promotion to the elite league of Belgian football after clinching the First Division B title. Foster also helped the De Kemphanen (the Brawlers in Dutch) enjoy a good run as they reached the Last 16 of the Belgian Cup.
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Thunder Basin's Doug Cox, Lyle Foster earn Coach of the Year honors

Individual awards are the last thing on the minds of most high school coaches. Doug Cox and Lyle Foster didn’t start coaching to seek out trophies. The pair of Thunder Basin High School coaches both became involved in sports to mentor young adults and help guide them through perhaps the most important years of their athletic careers.
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