Veteran Coach Tim Walsh joins Jones College Basketball Staff

A veteran coach has joined the Jones College men’s basketball staff.

Tim Walsh is in his 42nd year as a basketball coach and comes to Jones from Quincy University in Illinois where he served as an assistant coach last year. He had previous stops at Quincy in 1986-87 and 1994-98. 

Walsh will concentrate on the defensive side of the ball and work with post players as Newton Mealer’s top assistant.

“Coach Walsh is a very experienced and well-connected collegiate coach who’s been successful at every stop,” Mealer said. “He will be a very important piece to maintaining the rich tradition of top recruits at Jones. He is a defensive-minded guy, an elite communicator, teacher and team builder and I’m very excited to bring him on staff.”

Prior to his last stop at Quincy, Walsh was associate head coach at Mineral Area College in Missouri, helping the Cardinals to a 78-10 record, three conference championships, a regional title and an Elite Eight appearance in the NJCAA Division I Tournament.

Walsh spent 10 seasons at the NCAA Division I level, nine with Idaho State University and one year with Wisconsin-Green Bay, prior to Mineral Area. During his one season with UWGB, the Phoenix went 22-11 and advanced to the College Basketball Invitational. 

Walsh spent a year at Eastern Arizona Community College where he started the year as an assistant and was promoted to interim head coach in January, leading the Gila Monsters to a 15-4 record over the final two months of the season, an overall record of 31-6 and a fifth place finish in the NJCAA DI Tournament. He was named District I Coach of the Year.

Before Eastern Arizona, Walsh spent nine years, including three as the head coach at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa, and won three national championships.

In his two junior college head coaching stops, Walsh was 71-41, having coached 38 future Division I players, nine NJCAA All-Americans and four NJCAA Players of the Year.

He has also coached high school basketball at Quincy Notre Dame, Quincy Senior High School and Payson Seymour High School in Illinois.

Walsh is originally from Beloit, Wisconsin, and a Western Illinois graduate.

Walsh replaces Clarence Weatherspoon who left to become the head coach at Meridian Community College earlier this month.

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