Another WCC head coaching position has opened up as San Francisco has parted ways with Rex Walters. In eight seasons at USF, Walters led the Dons to a 126-125 overall record. Though he never reached the NCAA Tournament, the Dons had one bid each to the NIT, CBI and CIT during his tenure.
His best season was 2013-14, when the Dons finished 21-12 (2nd in the WCC) and earned a 4-seed in the NIT. But following a first round exit, San Francisco finished the next two seasons with 14-18 and 15-15 overall records, respectively. The Dons finished this year of WCC play in 5th place, but their 8-10 conference record was well behind Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga (both 15-3) at the top of the field.
Prior to USF, Walters spent two seasons as the head coach at Florida Atlantic. He also had a long playing career, spending seven seasons in the NBA with the Nets, 76ers and Heat.