RIC’s Walsh named one of the top 25 coaches in the country


Bob Walsh
CollegeInsider.com has tabbed Rhode Island College men’s basketball head coach Bob Walsh as one of the top 25 coaches in the nation from the Div. II, III and NAIA ranks.

He was one of only six Div. III coaches to appear on the list, which was provided in an article by Jason Belzer. All the coaches selected "have proven their ability to build a first class program that succeeds in the classroom and on the court," Belzer wrote.

"It is great for our program to be honored with so many great national powers," Walsh said. "It's really a statement about the kids we've recruited and their talent, sacrifice and trust in our culture."

Since taking the helm in 2005-06, Walsh has led the Anchormen to a 135-43 (.758) overall record and gone an amazing 81-18 (.819) in games against Little East Conference opposition.

RIC has also logged a combined 23-8 record (.741) in the postseason under his tutelage. RIC has won four Little East Conference Regular Season Championships (2011, ’10, ’09, ’07) and four Little East Tournament titles (2011, ’10, ’08, ’07) during Walsh’s tenure.

Walsh has also led the Anchormen to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last five seasons, a feat that only four other programs in the nation have been able to achieve. Rhode Island College reached the Elite 8 in 2007 and the Sweet 16 in both 2010 and 2011.

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