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Tom Walter I Know
Assistant Baseball Coach
Michalski played for Wake Forest coach Tom Walter when Walter
was the coach at George Washington. Michalski was a part of 160
wins over his four years, totaling 144 hits, 26 doubles, 29
homers and 110 RBI in 192 career games, and was part of
Colonials squad that reached the NCAA tourney in 2002. He is in
his third year as an assistant at Marist, which went 33-22 in
2010 and is picked to finish second in the MAAC preseason
was recruited to play baseball at George Washington University
by Coach Walter and Coach Healy, I was sold on the opportunity
to play, get a quality education and be a part of a family that
would make any and all sacrifices necessary to help one
was the mission then, and things obviously haven’t changed much
at Wake Forest today.
first heard that Coach Walter was donating a kidney to a player,
I was definitely surprised. You don’t expect to see this kind
of story, especially involving your former coach.
not, however, surprised by the selflessness of Coach Walter. As
a former player, I know first-hand that Coach Walter believes in
family and offering a line of support for as long as it may be
needed. This was never more evident than in times of adversity
when he was able to rally the ballclub or help a player get
through a difficult time. I have relied on Coach Walt’s advice
and guidance numerous times during and after my career at GW.
you become a part of that family, you’re in for life. I am
always thankful for the support I have received from Coach
Walter and I truly believe that he would be there in the same
capacity for any current or former player.
for a speedy recovery for both Walt and Kevin Jordan.
courtesy of Marist Media Relations Office)