Pregame Glance – Walsh University

Written October 29th, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

The pre-season #4 team in the country gets things started off with a scrimmage of sorts against the Cavaliers of Walsh University from North Canton, Ohio. Still competing in the NAIA in basketball, they will be making the switch to NCAA D2 for the 2013-14 season. Led by former player Jeff Young in his 10th season at head coach, they will provide us with an opportunity to see what bench players will give us this season. The Cavs and the Buckeyes have met six times with the first exhibition taking place in 2006-07.

NAIA National Champs in 2005

School: Walsh University
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Founded: Walsh University was first founded as LaMennais College in Alfred, Maine in 1951
Student Population: 2,500
School Type: Private – Roman Catholic Church
Division: NAIA D1 – Moving to NCAA D2 by 2013-14
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Stadium: Alumni Arena
Seating: 1,800
Built: 2009
Head Coach: Jeff Young – Walsh University
Experience & Accomplishments  224-44 (9th yr.) For seven consecutive seasons, Jeff Young took the Cavs to the heights of the NAIA. Walsh made seven straight trips to the National Tournament, won a national title in 2005, and finished as runners-up in 2010. After a year of playing in limbo, Young is poised for his next challenge; elevating the Cavs to the elite of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division ll. Young enters the 2012 season with the highest winning percentage of all active coaches.
Program History First yr. of basketball: 1962-63
Overall all-time record: 868-555
No. of yrs. in NAIA Tournament:13
Last Post Season Appearance/opponent: Cedarville 3/3/12
Result: won 78-77 OT/OIC Title Game

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