An In-Depth Look at the Statistical Accomplishments of the 2013 Colonials
Last year, the Colonials started the season 15-4, their best start since the 1957 season. GW also strung together two 11-game winning streaks, the fifth-longest in school history. This is the first time that the Colonials have had two winning streaks of 10, or more games in a single season. In June 2003, pitcher Greg Conden was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball Player's Association draft. In seven seasons, Walter has had 16 players play professional baseball following their GW careers.
In 2002, a record six players were selected in the draft. The Colonials returned to the NCAA tournament for the seventh time and first time in the last 10 years. The Colonials won the Atlantic 10 Championship defeating conference rival Richmond for the title. The team set several school records including 42 victories.
Walter led the Colonials to a then-school record 33 victories and captured the Atlantic 10 West Division title in 1998, in only his second year as the GW head coach. Walter was awarded for his accomplishments when the conference named him the 1998 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.
From 1992-1994, Walter served as the assistant coach for GW. The Colonials posted a 66-79 (.455) overall record and a 34-25 (.576) mark in the Atlantic 10 during that span. Working primarily with the Colonials' hitting and baserunning techniques, Walter helped guide GW's 1992 squad to the conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Midwest Regional that year.
A 1991 graduate of Georgetown University, Walter started behind the plate or in the outfield in each of his four seasons with the Hoyas. He was the team captain in 1990 and 1991 and was named to the 1991 Big East Conference All-Academic Team. After earning his bachelor's degree in finance from Georgetown, Walter came to GW, where he earned a master's degree in business while serving as an assistant to former coach Jay Murphy.
The Johnstown, PA, native has proven he can lead a team to the championship. As head coach of the New Market (VA) Rebels during the summer of 1994, he led the team to the Shenandoah Valley League title. Following his stint there, Walter took a position with the New York Yankees' Class A affiliate in Greensboro, NC, in November of 1994.
Walter returned to GW in the fall of 1997 charged with the task of resurrecting GW's once prestigious program. After a shaky first season at the helm and a successful summer as the head coach of the Cotuit Kettlers in the Cape Cod Baseball League, Walter's Colonials posted a .660 winning percentage as they broke the school record for most victories and captured the A-10 West Division regular season championship. GW's turnaround from 1997 to 1998 was the fifth best in NCAA Division I baseball for the year.
Walter resides in Herndon, VA, with his wife Kirsten and children, Chase and Kasey.
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