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Walsh Named New UMaine Coach

Courtesy RIC

It’s official. The University of Maine has hired Bob Walsh as next Black Bear men’s basketball coach. He comes from Rhode Island College, where he has been head coach for the past nine seasons.

UMaine issued a press release this morning to announce the official hire.

“I am excited to welcome coach Bob Walsh to the Black Bear family,” says UM athletic director Karlton Creech.

“I’m excited to begin the challenge of establishing a championship culture at the University of Maine as the leader of the men’s basketball program,” says Walsh.

He replaces Ted Woodward, whose contract was bought out.

Walsh will make $100,000 in the first year of a 4-year deal that will increase his salary by $5,000 in years two and three. In year four. there will be a $10,000 increase, bringing the annual salary to $120,000 in July of 2017.

 

BOB WALSH — BY THE NUMBERS

2007, 2009, 2013  Little East Coach of the Year

2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014  Rhode Island Sportswriters Coach of the Year

2012 Rhode Island College Alumni Association Staff Person of the Year

 

HEAD COACH — RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

 

YEAR     RECORD    ACHIEVEMENTS

2013–14    20–9        LEC Tournament Champions — NCAA 1st Round

2012–13    26–4        LEC Reg. Season/Tourn. Champs — NCAA 2nd Round

2011–12    23–7        NCAA Tournament — 2nd Round

2010–11    21–8        LEC Reg. Season/Tourn. Champs — NCAA Sweet 16

2009–10    22–8        LEC Reg. Season/Tourn. Champs — NCAA Sweet 16

2008–09     23–6        LEC Reg. Season Champs — NCAA First Round

2007–08    23–7        LEC Tourn. Champs — NCAA Second Round

2006–07    27–4        LEC Reg. Season/Tourn. Champs — NCAA Elite 8

2005–06    19–10    ECAC Finalist

 

9 YEARS    204–63 (.764)    

 

 

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