Bob Walsh (basketball)

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Bob Walsh
Biographical details
Born (1972-02-23) February 23, 1972 (age 47)
New York
Alma materHamilton
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1994Hamilton (student assistant)
1994–1996Iona (assistant)
1997–1998San Diego (assistant)
1998–2005Providence (assistant)
2005–2014Rhode Island College
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
5 Little East regular season (2007, 2009–2011, 2013)
5 Little East Tournament (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013)

Robert Walsh (born February 23, 1972) is an American college basketball coach. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Rhode Island College from 2005 to 2014 and the University of Maine from 2014 to 2018.[1][2]


Coaching career[edit]

Walsh began his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Hamilton. Upon graduation, Walsh was hired as an assistant at Iona College where he spent two seasons until he moved on to the University of San Diego, where he was an assistant coach for one season.

From 1998 to 2005, Walsh was an assistant coach under Tim Welsh at Providence College, marking the second time he'd work with Welsh, as he did at Iona.

In 2005, Walsh accepted the job at Division III Rhode Island College, replacing Jack Perri. In his nine seasons at RIC, Walsh led the Anchormen to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Sweet 16 three times, and the Elite Eight once. Walsh was 204-63 at RIC.

In May 2014, Walsh became the head coach of the Maine Black Bears, becoming the 21st head coach in school history, replacing Ted Woodward.

On March 5, 2018, Walsh and Maine parted ways, ending his tenure with the Black Bears. In his four seasons with Maine, Walsh recorded a 24–100 record.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Rhode Island College Anchormen (Little East Conference) (2005–2014)
2005–06 Rhode Island College 19–10 9–5 3rd
2006–07 Rhode Island College 27–4 12–2 1st NCAA Division III Elite Eight
2007–08 Rhode Island College 23–7 11–3 2nd NCAA Division III Second Round
2008–09 Rhode Island College 23–6 13–1 1st NCAA Division III First Round
2009–10 Rhode Island College 22–8 12–2 1st NCAA Division III Sweet 16
2010–11 Rhode Island College 21–8 11–3 1st NCAA Division III Sweet 16
2011–12 Rhode Island College 23–7 10–4 3rd NCAA Division III Second Round
2012–13 Rhode Island College 26–4 13–1 1st NCAA Division III Second Round
2013–14 Rhode Island College 20–9 11–3 2nd NCAA Division III First Round
Rhode Island College: 204–63 (.764) 102–24 (.810)
Maine Black Bears (America East Conference) (2014–2018)
2014–15 Maine 3–27 2–14 T–8th
2015–16 Maine 8–22 4–12 T–7th
2016–17 Maine 7–25 3–13 T–8th
2017–18 Maine 6–26 3–13 8th
Maine: 24–100 (.194) 12–52 (.188)
Total: 228–163 (.583)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ Writer, Mark Emmert Staff; Writer, Steve Solloway Staff (3 May 2014). "UMaine hires new head coach for men's basketball - Portland Press Herald".
  2. ^ "University of Maine Athletics".
  3. ^ "Barron named UMaine men's basketball head coach following Walsh's decision not to extend contract - Maine, University of". Maine, University of.