June 17, 2009


Walter Named Head Coach at Wake Forest


Tom 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 coach.


A native of Johnstown, Pa., Walter and his wife, Kirsten, have a nine-year-old son, Chase, and a seven-year-old daughter, Kasey.


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 (photo courtesy of WFU Media Relations Office)