Walter Named Head Coach at Wake
Walter, former head coach at New Orleans, has been named to the
same position at Wake Forest.
Walter posted a record of 153-147 in five seasons
with the Privateers and led UNO to NCAA Tournament appearances
in 2007 and 2008. New Orleans had seven players taken in the
2008 MLB Draft and 10 signed professional contracts.
Prior to his time at UNO, the 39-year-old Walter
was head coach at George Washington for eight years. His 2002
squad won the Atlantic 10 championship and advanced to the NCAA
Tournament. The Colonials participated in the Winston-Salem
Regional at Wake Forest Baseball Park. GWU averaged 39 wins
under Walter, the school’s all-time leader in victories with a
record of 275-184.
Walter has compiled a record of 428-331 in 13
seasons as a head coach.
Before arriving at GWU, Walter was an assistant
general manager for two years with the Greensboro Bats.
Walter played four years at Georgetown as a
catcher and outfielder. He was team captain in 1990 and 1991,
and was named to the 1991 Big East All-Academic Team. Walter
earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown in 1991
and an MBA from George Washington in 1994 while an assistant
A native of Johnstown, Pa., Walter and his wife,
Kirsten, have a nine-year-old son, Chase, and a seven-year-old
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