CONGRATULATIONS, JEFF!! It's now official! After days of rumors, the University of Louisville has just announced its selection of Maryland Associate Head Coach Jeff Walz as the new Head Coach of the Cardinals. We've said it before: we hate to see Jeff go, but this is so well-deserved and we couldn't be happier for Jeff. Jeff has been a huge part of the Terps' success and is more than qualified to run a major college program of his own. Indeed, Coach Frese has had such confidence in Jeff that when she's been off recruiting, she's often left the team in his most capable hands. Last season, after Maryland won the Natty, Coach B promoted Jeff from Assistant Coach to Associate Head Coach, an indication of just how important he has been to the Terps.
And, there's more good news for Head Coach Walz . . . since Louisville's team colors are red and black . . . he won't have to buy new ties!
Jeff, the BasketCases wish you the best of luck and have one request of you: now that you're in the Big East, please prove that nice guys sometimes actually do finish first . . . and kick some UConn butt!!
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