Royce Waltman

Basketball Player and Coach

Royce Waltman is a former NCAA Head Basketball Coach. He was the Head Coach at Indiana State University from 1997–2007; at the University of Indianapolis from 1992–1997 and the 2007-2008 season and at DePauw University from 1988-1992. He won 100 or more games at each school and led all three to the NCAA National Tournament; in addition, he led them all to conference regular and tournament championships. His career collegiate record is: 337-263.… Read More

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  • Analysis; Coaches Finding No Tolerance For Losing
    NYTimes - Apr 01, 2010
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    NYTimes - Mar 05, 2007
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    NYTimes - Mar 17, 2001


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Royce Waltman.


1942 Birth Born on January 8, 1942.


1988 46 Years Old His teams were ranked number-one in the nation during both the 1988–89 and 1990–91 seasons.
1989 47 Years Old …  His 1989–90 squad captured the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference championship and was national runners-up.
1990 48 Years Old He earned Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference (ICAC) Coach of the Year honors in 1990 after leading the Tigers to the league championship.
1991 49 Years Old The 1991–92 team finished 20–7, making the school’s third straight trip to the NCAA playoffs under his guidance. … Read More


1999 57 Years Old …  Entering year number three, his Sycamores were picked to make a run for the 1999–2000 Missouri Valley Conference Championship. … Read More
2000 58 Years Old As if an encore was needed, Waltman, in his fourth season at Indiana State, he directed the 2000–01 Sycamores to their first MVC Tournament Championship since the 1978–79 campaign - leading Indiana State to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.


2008 66 Years Old Coach Waltman returned to the high school ranks as an assistant coach; during the 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons, he was on staff at Indianapolis Roncalli High School. … Read More
2014 72 Years Old He was the color commentator for Indiana basketball broadcasts on radio. Waltman died at the age of 72 in 2014 after a period of declining health. … Read More
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