Rex Walters

Rex Walters (born March 12, 1970)

Teams coached: Florida Atlantic Owls, San Francisco Dons, Grand Rapids Drive
Florida Atlantic record: 31-33 (.484)
San Francisco record: 127-127 (.500)
Overall record^: 158-160 (.497)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2011)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-2020 Wake Forest (assoc. HC)
2018-2019 Nevada (special asst)
2017-2018 Detroit Pistons (asst)
2016-2017 Grand Rapids Drive
2008-2016 San Francisco
2006-2008 Florida Atlantic
2005-2006 Florida Atlantic (asst)
2003-2005 Valparaiso (asst)

Rex Walters Facts

  • Rex Andrew Walters
  • Born March 12, 1970
  • Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Alma Mater: University of Kansas (BA, 1993)
  • Originally from Omaha, Walters played at Piedmont Hills HS and Independence HS, both in San Jose, California
  • Played for Bill E. Foster for two seasons at Northwestern for before transferring to Kansas
    • In two years playing for Roy Williams, was twice named All-Big Eight and helped lead the Jayhawks to the 1993 NCAA Final Four
    • Selected 16th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets, playing for them for two years
    • Also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat, as well as in Spain and with the Kansas City Knights of the new ABA
    • Coaches he played for include Chuck Daly, Butch Beard, John Lucas, Larry Brown, Pat Riley and Kevin Pritchard
  • Started his coaching career in 2003, spending two seasons as an assistant at Valparaiso under Hall of Famer Homer Drew
  • Joined Matt Doherty‘s staff at FAU in 2005 and a year later was named head coach of the Owls
    • Went 31-33 in two seasons at the helm, going 16-15 and 15-18 respectively
  • Left for the West Coast in 2008, becoming the head coach at San Francisco in the WCC
    • Led the Dons for eight seasons, going an even 127-127 overall
    • Went to the 2011 CIT, 2012 CBI and 2014 NIT; won 20+ games twice and in 2014 was named WCC COY
    • Was fired in March 2016 after going 15-15 (8-10 WCC) the preceding season
  • Coached the Grand Rapids Drive in 2016-17 and then spent the following season as an assistant with the Detroit Pistons
  • Was special assistant to Eric Musselman at Nevada and associate head coach for Danny Manning at Wake Forest for one season each
  • Along with his wife, Deanna, has five children

Rex Walters Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only