Tim Walsh (American football)
Walsh in 2007 as Army offensive coordinator.
December 16, 1954 |
San Francisco, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1977–1980||San Mateo (CA) Serra HS (assistant)|
|1981–1985||Hayward (CA) Moreau Catholic HS|
|1986||Santa Clara (DC/LB)|
|1987–1988||Sonoma State (OC)|
|Head coaching record|
Timothy Edward Walsh (born December 16, 1954) is a college football coach, currently the head coach of the Cal Poly Mustangs. He was previously the offensive coordinator for the Army Black Knights, and the head coach at Portland State and Sonoma State.
Early life and education
Walsh graduated from Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California in 1973 and the University of California, Riverside in 1977. At UC Riverside, Walsh was a backup quarterback with the Highlanders and majored in history.
From 1977 to 1980, Walsh was an assistant coach at his alma mater Serra High School. He then was head coach at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California from 1981 to 1985. In 1986, Walsh moved up to the college level as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Santa Clara. After two seasons as offensive coordinator, Walsh became head coach at Sonoma State in 1989.
Walsh was the head coach at Portland State from 1993 through 2006, succeeding Pokey Allen, who left for Boise State (after defeating the Broncos soundly in Boise in 1992). In his 14 years at Portland State, Walsh compiled a 90-68 record and guided the Vikings from a Division II program to a Division I-AA contender. Walsh's tenure at Portland State was the longest of any previous Portland State football head coach. The Vikings made the Division II playoffs in 1993, 1994, and 1995, and the I-AA playoffs in 2000.
Head coaching record
|Sonoma State Cossacks (Northern California Athletic Conference) (1989–1992)|
|Portland State Vikings (NCAA Division II Independent) (1993–1995)|
|1993||Portland State||8–3||NCAA Division II First Round|
|1994||Portland State||9–3||NCAA Division II Quarterfinals|
|1995||Portland State||8–5||NCAA Division II Quarterfinals|
|Portland State Vikings (Big Sky Conference) (1996–2006)|
|2000||Portland State||8–4||5–3||T–2nd||NCAA Division I-AA First Round|
|Cal Poly Mustangs (Great West Conference) (2009–2011)|
|Cal Poly Mustangs (Big Sky Conference) (2012–present)|
|2012||Cal Poly||9–3||7–1||T–1st||L FCS Playoffs Second Round||12||11|
|2016||Cal Poly||7–5||5–3||T–4th||L FCS Playoffs First Round|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final The Sports Network FCS Poll.
°Rankings from final FCS Coaches Poll.
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- Merfeld, Trent (April 11, 2012). "Tim Walsh: Man First, Football Coach Second". Coaches Corner. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
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- "Santa Clara University 1986 Football Roster". Let Them Play. Archived from the original on July 20, 2003. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
- College Football Data Warehouse - Tim Walsh
- "After 14 Seasons, Tim Walsh Leaves Portland State For Army". Portland State University. Archived from the original on March 1, 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2016.