Walters Named Lady Mavs New Coach

By: Sam Farnsworth Email
By: Sam Farnsworth Email

GRAND JUNCTION - It took only two months from start to finish for the Mesa State College athletics department to find a new head coach for the women's basketball team.

The man hired for the job and introduced to the public on Wednesday afternoon is former Roaring Fork High School head coach Roger Walters.

Walters comes to Mesa State College after five successful seasons as the Roaring Fork boys basketball coach where he compiled a 115-17 overall record with the Rams. He also took the Rams to two state championship games and was named the 3A Coach Of The Year for the state of Colorado in 2006.

Walters was also the head coac for the boys' basketball team at Rifle High School from 1995-2002 winning 94 games compared to 59 losses.

Walters returns to Grand Junction after graduating from Mesa State College with a Bachelor Degree in History-Secondary Education.

To hear what Walters had to say at Wednesday's press conference, click on the video above.

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