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Tim Walsh
File:Tim Walsh Army.jpg
Walsh in 2007 as Army offensive coordinator.
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamCal Poly
ConferenceBig Sky
Record56–58
Biographical details
Born (1954-12-16) December 16, 1954 (age 65)
San Francisco, California
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall173–140

Timothy Edward Walsh (born December 16, 1954) is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at California Polytechnic State University, a position he has held since the 2009 season. Walsh served as the head football coach at Sonoma State University from 1989 to 1992 and Portland State University from 1993 to 2006.

Early life and educationEdit

Walsh graduated from Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California in 1973 and the University of California, Riverside in 1977.[1][2] At UC Riverside, Walsh was a backup quarterback with the Highlanders and majored in history.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

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.[2] In 1986, Walsh moved up to the college level as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Santa Clara.[3] After two seasons as offensive coordinator, Walsh became head coach at Sonoma State in 1989.[2]

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.[4] The Vikings made the Division II playoffs in 1993, 1994, and 1995, and the I-AA playoffs in 2000.[5]

On February 16, 2007, Walsh left Portland State to become offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Army under Stan Brock.[6] Army went 3–9 in Walsh's two seasons, 2007 and 2008.[7]

Walsh became a head coach again on January 9, 2009, when Cal Poly hired him.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN# Coaches°
Sonoma State Cossacks (Northern California Athletic Conference) (1989–1992)
1989 Sonoma State 4–6 3–5 4th
1990 Sonoma State 7–3 4–1 2nd
1991 Sonoma State 9–2 5–0 1st
1992 Sonoma State 7–3 3–2 T–2nd
Sonoma State: 27–14 15–8
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: 25–11
Portland State Vikings (Big Sky Conference) (1996–2006)
1996 Portland State 3–8 1–7 8th
1997 Portland State 4–7 3–5 7th
1998 Portland State 5–6 4–4 T–4th
1999 Portland State 8–3 6–2 T–2nd
2000 Portland State 8–4 5–3 T–2nd NCAA Division I-AA First Round
2001 Portland State 7–4 5–2 T–2nd
2002 Portland State 6–5 3–4 T–4th
2003 Portland State 4–7 1–6 7th
2004 Portland State 7–4 4–3 T–3rd
2005 Portland State 6–5 4–3 T–3rd
2006 Portland State 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
Portland State: 65–57 42–41
Cal Poly Mustangs (Great West Conference) (2009–2011)
2009 Cal Poly 4–7 1–3 5th
2010 Cal Poly 7–4 2–2 3rd
2011 Cal Poly 6–5 3–1 T–1st
Cal Poly Mustangs (Big Sky Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Cal Poly 9–3 7–1 T–1st L FCS Playoffs Second Round 12 11
2013 Cal Poly 6–6 5–3 T–4th
2014 Cal Poly 7–5 5–3 T–5th
2015 Cal Poly 4–7 3–5 T–8th
2016 Cal Poly 7–5 5–3 T–4th L FCS Playoffs First Round
2017 Cal Poly 1–10 1–7 12th
2018 Cal Poly 5–6 4–4 T–6th
2019 Cal Poly 0–0 0–0
Cal Poly: 56–58 36–32
Total: 173–140
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final The Sports Network FCS Poll.
°Rankings from final FCS Coaches Poll.

Coaching treeEdit

Assistants under Walsh that became college, CFL or NFL head coaches:

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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