Royce Waltman
American basketball player and coach
Royce Waltman
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.
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UConn Basketball – a Disgrace of Twisted Priorities - Kent Sterling
Google News - almost 6 years
Indianapolis radio host and former Indiana basketball coach Dan Dakich often quotes former Indiana State head coach Royce Waltman as saying, “Get fired for anything but losing.” In addition to losing two scholarships for the recent APR failure,
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ANALYSIS; Coaches Finding No Tolerance For Losing
NYTimes - almost 7 years
INDIANAPOLIS -- Three years ago, when Royce Waltman was fired as the coach at Indiana State, he gave a memorable and prophetic news conference at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. He opened by thanking the university administration for handling his dismissal with ''the deft touch of a 20-mule team.'' He continued with a statement so honest
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NYTimes - almost 10 years
In the past five years, the success of midmajor teams like Gonzaga, Southern Illinois and Creighton has been one of the most prominent story lines in college basketball. One of the untold stories has been what is happening to the other programs in those conferences as they struggle to catch up. In Gonzaga's West Coast Conference, five of eight
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: SOUTH; Gonzaga Repeats Familiar Routine
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Gonzaga is causing trouble for the big guys again. Casey Calvary put back a blocked shot with 9.2 seconds left to give the 12th-seeded Bulldogs an 86-85 victory over Virginia in the opening round of the South Regional today. After barely missing the Final Four in 1999 and reaching the regional semifinals last year, Gonzaga (25-6) does not sneak up
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NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: BASEBALL ATLANTA (NL) - Doyle Alexander, free-agent pitcher, agreed to one-year contract. Ken Griffey, outfielder, was placed on 15-day disabled list and Darryl Motley, outfielder, was recalled from minor leagues. CINCINNATI (NL) - Nick Esasky, infielder, joined Reds' Nashville farm club for a 20-day injury rehabilitation program. BASEBALL
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Royce Waltman
  • 2014
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His influence and legacy is represented by the Waltman Coaching Tree consisting of Indiana State coach Greg Lansing, Clemson coach Brad Brownell, who played for him at DePauw; Mississippi State coach Rick Ray, who coached with Waltman at Indiana State, Kansas City coach Kareem Richardson, UIndy coach Stan Gouard and current University of Chicago coach Mike McGrath. His former assistant Todd Sturgeon succeeded him at UIndy, spending 10 years leading the Greyhounds. Long-time assistant Dick Bender is on Brownell's Clemson staff. It took just three seasons for Royce Waltman to return the Sycamores to the spotlight, attracting national attention unlike that since the fabled 1978–79 team danced to the NCAA Championship game. He was named as the 1999–2000 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of The Year.
  • 2008
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The Rebels were 31–13 during his stint, with one sectional title.
  • 2000
    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.
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  • 1999
    Entering year number three, his Sycamores were picked to make a run for the 1999–2000 Missouri Valley Conference Championship.
    More Details Hide Details And run they did, taking the outright MVC regular season title. Winning games and quickly reversing the fortunes of struggling basketball programs is the hallmark of this veteran coach. Prior to his arrival at Indiana State, Waltman spent the past decade resurrecting basketball programs at the University of Indianapolis and DePauw University. In his initial season at the helm of the Greyhounds, Waltman’s squad posted the first winning season since the 1988 campaign, the most wins since 1972 and the most conference wins in school history. That season also saw Waltman lead Indianapolis to then-school records of eight GLVC victories and the championship of the Peach Basket Classic. The following season his Greyhounds were nationally ranked for the first time in Division II, and he recorded back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 23 years. In 1995–96 Waltman’s squad received the school’s first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament bid after finishing 20–8 in the regular season. Indianapolis recorded a school-record 14 wins in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, and Waltman was selected as the GLVC Coach-of-the-Year. His team posted the school’s first postseason win in 32 years in the first round of the NCAA Division II tournament. The Greyhounds were ranked 14th nationally at one point in the season.
  • 1991
    The 1991–92 team finished 20–7, making the school’s third straight trip to the NCAA playoffs under his guidance.
    More Details Hide Details He led the Tigers to their first-ever NCAA Division III number-one ranking in January 1988, and his winning percentage of .730 is second in the school’s history. The 1989–90 team was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Prior to becoming a collegiate coach, Waltman spent 15 years as head coach at Bedford High School in Bedford, Pennsylvania. During that tenure, he amassed an overall record of 276–110 and captured 11 league titles and seven district championships.
  • 1990
    He earned Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference (ICAC) Coach of the Year honors in 1990 after leading the Tigers to the league championship.
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  • 1989
    His 1989–90 squad captured the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference championship and was national runners-up.
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  • 1988
    His teams were ranked number-one in the nation during both the 1988–89 and 1990–91 seasons.
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  • 1942
    Born on January 8, 1942.
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