Providence, R.I.-Former Rhode Island College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Walsh has been selected to enter the Little East Conference Hall of Fame.
Walsh will be officially inducted into the LEC Hall of Fame at the 21st annual Rhode Island College Athletic Recognition and Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, October 5, in conjunction with Homecoming, at Donovan Dining Center (6 p.m.). Please contact the Athletic Department at (401) 456-8007 to purchase tickets.
Walsh is without a doubt one the greatest men’s basketball coaches in Rhode Island College and Little East Conference history.
Walsh led Rhode Island College for nine seasons (2005-14), compiling a record of 204-63. His .764 winning percentage is the highest in program history and he ranks second all-time in career victories. Walsh led RIC to Little East Conference Regular Season Championships five times (2013, ’11, 10, ’09, ’07) and to six Little East Conference Tournament Championships (2014, ’13, ’11, ’10, ’08, ’07).
Under his tutelage, RIC qualified for the NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament in eight seasons from 2007-14, one of only five institutions in the nation that can claim that feat. The Anchormen reached the NCAA Elite Eight in 2007 and the Sweet 16 twice (2011, ’10).
He is currently the technical director at IMG Academy. Walsh was the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Maine from 2014-18. Prior to coming to RIC, Walsh spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Providence College. He is a 1994 graduate of Hamilton College, earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Walsh procured a master’s degree in mass communications and public relations from Iona in 1996.
He was inducted into RIC’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.