Bob Walsh Named New UMaine Men’s Basketball Coach
It’s official. The University of Maine has hired Bob Walsh as the 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 (May 7) 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)