Randy Foye

President, Friends of Nova; Coach, EPIC Elite AAU Basketball; Former NBA Player & NCAA Men’s Basketball Player

WEforum recognizes Randy Foye for his tireless and admirable work with multiple youth and student-athlete organizations, including the 2007 establishment of his charitable foundation, Randy Foye Foundation, his role as Coach with Epic Elite AAU Basketball and more recently as President of the newly formed Friends of Nova, an alumni driven collective which supports Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) opportunities for the more than 600 Villanova student-athletes across 24 varsity sports. 

Randy Foye graduated from Villanova University with a degree in geography while playing basketball for the Wildcats. In his senior year, he helped carry the Wildcats to their best record in a decade with their first Big East regular season title since ‘97 and earning a #1 NCAA seed, the first in program history. He was named Big East player of the year and a consensus All-American. 
Although Randy was selected seventh overall in the 2006 NBA draft and enjoyed a tremendous 11-year career in the NBA, Randy has seen firsthand the difficulties for kids growing up in a tough, urban environment. Through strength, perseverance and the support of a community, he was able to overcome multiple hardships, including a severe biological birth disorder and being raised without parents. Foye understands the difference a positive role model and nurturing environment can make in a young person’s life, which prompted him to establish the Randy Foye Foundation in 2007, a charitable organization that developed programs and projects aimed directly at improving the lives of children in his hometown of Newark, NJ.  
The Randy Foye Foundation was just the start of Foye’s involvement with community-driven organizations promoting and mentoring underserved youth and young athletes. He went on to mentor athletes in multiple capacities, including his work with RFH co-ed summer basketball camps, his role as CEO and Coach with the EPIC Elite AAU team, along with his Friends of Nova basketball camp.
As a Villanova alumni and former student-athlete, working with Friends of Nova was a perfect fit for Foye. The group aims to connect fans, alumni, businesses, and charities with Villanova student-athletes while harnessing the strength of the Villanova community to promote the athletes in building their brand, while giving back to the community. In his role as president, Foye leads the organization in its mission to provide a unified platform for all members of the Villanova community to easily support student-athletes. He also acts as a mentor to these students, having experienced first-hand the challenges faced in playing at such a high-level with maximum exposure at a young age. As Foye expresses, “I am excited to be President of Friends of Nova. To have the opportunity to work with Villanova student-athletes as they grow their personal brand and create a positive impact in the community, is truly a dream come true.”
Randy is a devoted husband, loving father, sports enthusiast passionate about Villanova and helping student athletes become the best version of themselves.
WEforum would like to invite Randy to the WEforum Hall of Fame 2024 for his dedication and commitment to young athletes of varying levels, both in and outside of the community. He shares his experience and knowledge with our youth in order to help them navigate the world of sports’ play at a high level, setting them up for future successes while advocating for themselves. Congratulations to Randy, as he is being honored this year as one of two Elite Hall of Fame coaches who will be recognized for his leadership and dedication to nurturing youth athletes at every level. 2024 is the first year WEforum will present the WEforum Fit Crawl 2024 Honoree award to honor Elite Hall of Fame coaches who go above and “Beyond the Game.”  Randy will also receive the Coaching and Training Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in the coaching profession and unparalleled dedication to mentoring youth athletes.