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Tim Walsh  |  Assistant Coach

Tim Walsh is entering his ninth season with the Idaho State University men's basketball program. Walsh has played a key role in the Bengals recent success on the court and in the classroom. ISU posted a perfect 1,000 APR score for the 2012-13 academic year and in the 2014 spring semester the team had a 3.0 GPA. The team once again boasted above a 3.0 for the 2014-15 school year. The 2015-16 season saw six student-athletes named to the Big Sky All-Academic team, a program record. The spring 2017 team GPA was 3.36, a program record.

Walsh has been instrumental in the team's rise to success. The Bengals were 16-15 season in 2015-16. That mark was the sixth best start since the 1976-77 season and the 11-7 conference record was the best winning percentage since the 2000-01 team finished 10-6.

Two years ago, the ISU offense set a school record for 3-pointers made in a season and ISU had its first first-team all-conference player since 2008-09 in Ethan Telfair.

In 2009, Walsh got an up close and personal look at the Bengals when ISU traveled to Wisconsin to play Green Bay in December, as Walsh spent a year there as an assistant. Green Bay defeated Idaho State 68-53 and finished 22-11, advancing to the College Basketball Invitational, one of the new postseason tournaments. That followed a year at Eastern Arizona Community College, where he started the year as an assistant and was promoted to interim head coach in January, leading the Gila Monsters to a 15-4 record over the final two months of the season, finishing fifth at the NJCAA Tournament.

Walsh was named District I Coach of the Year. Overall in his two head coaching stops, he owns a record of 67-45, having coached 36 future Division I players, nine NJCAA All-Americans, four NJCAA Academic All-Americans, and three NJCAA Players of the Year.

Walsh has 21 years of college coaching on his resume, including his first collegiate stop, at Quincy University from 1994-98, helping them to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. Walsh has also coached in the high school ranks at Quincy Senior High School and Payson Seymour High School.

Originally from Beloit, Wisconsin, Walsh earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in physical education from Western Illinois University. He played one year at UW-Eau Claire before suffering a career-ending knee injury.