Bob Walsh

Bob Walsh (born February 23, 1972)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: St. John’s Red Storm (Head coach: Rick Pitino)
Current conference: Big East Conference
Teams coached: Rhode Island College Anchormen, Maine Black Bears
Rhode Island College record: 203-64 (.760)
Maine record: 24-100 (.194)
Overall record^: 0-0 (.000)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Little East (Div III) Regular Season Champion: (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Little East (Div III) Tournament Champion: (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  8  (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)


  • Little East (Div III) Coach of the Year:  3  (2007, 2009, 2013)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present St. John’s (asst)
2022-2023 Iona (asst)
2019-2022 Providence (DPD/scouting)
2014-2018 Maine
2005-2014 Rhode Island College
1998-2005 Providence (asst)
1997-1998 San Diego (asst)
1994-1996 Iona (grad. asst)

Bob Walsh Facts

  • Robert Walsh
  • Born February 23, 1972
  • Hometown: New York City, New York
  • Alma Mater: Hamilton College (BS, 1994) / Iona College (MS, 1996)
  • Started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Iona, spending one year working under Jerry Welsh and then another for his son, Tim Welsh, who took over as 1995 when Jerry fell ill
  • Spent one year out west as an assistant coach at San Diego on Brad Holland‘s staff before returning to the East Coast
  • Reunited with Tim Welsh and spent the next seven seasons as one of his assistant coaches at Providence
  • Hired in 2005 to be the head coach at D-III Rhode Island College, kicking off a very successful nine-year tenure there
    • Won five Little East titles and six Little East Tournament titles, going to eight-straight D-III NCAA Tournaments (2007-14)
    • Went 203-64 overall and never finished lower than 3rd in the league; won 19 or more games every season at the helm
  • Left RIC in 2014 to be the new head coach at Maine in the D-I America East
    • Was not able to find the same success, winning 8 games or less each year before resigning in 2018 with a 24-100 overall record
  • Spent the 2018-19 season in Florida as the technical director at IMG Academy
  • Returned to Providence, this time to be director of player development and the recruiting/scouting coordinator for Ed Cooley
    • Part of the 2021-22 Friars’ team that won the Big East and then reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen
  • Joined Rick Pitino‘s staff at Iona in 2022 as an assistant coach and then followed him to St. John’s in 2023

Bob Walsh Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels