The San Francisco Dons’ basketball team will be looking for a new head coach very soon as they have just fired Rex Walters. The Dons went 15-15 in the 2015-16 season and missed the NCAA Tournament for the 18th straight season.
Walters has spent the last eight seasons with the Dons and has racked up an 126-125 record in his time with the team. He helped lead the team to three postseason invitation tournaments with a CIT, appearance in 2011, CBI appearance in 2012, and NIT appearance in 2014.
Rex Walters took to Twitter to thank his past and present associates that he has spent time with in his career.
Just want to thank my players and coaches (past and present). It's time to move on. Love you all and I'm here if you need me.
— Rex Walters (@CoachRexWalters) March 9, 2016
Walters becomes the third West Coast Conference head coach to be fired, joining Pacific’s Ron Verlin and Santa Clara’s Kerry Keating. Walters certainly has the criteria needed to take over another head coaching job in the not-too-distant future.
He was drafted 16th overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 1993 NBA Draft. He spent 11 seasons in the league before moving to the coaching world in 2003.
He has spent time as an assistant at Valparaiso and Florida Atlantic. He was promoted to head coach with the Owls in 2006 and spent three seasons with them before moving to San Francisco.
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