Saint Vincent Appoints Walters as Head Coach

LATROBE, PA: Saint Vincent has named Jym Walters head coach of the school's women's lacrosse program. Walters, who also serves as head field hockey coach and who spent the 2011 campaign as an assistant with the women's lacrosse team, becomes just the second head coach in the team's history, replacing Tom Harbert, who started the program in 2000 and who will remain on the staff to assist with recruiting and day-to-day operations.

A 1996 graduate of Saint Vincent, Walters was a three-sport athlete for the Bearcats, participating in men's lacrosse, tennis, and cross country. He graduated from Saint Vincent with a degree in Sociology, before earning a Masters Degree in Higher Studies/Athletic Administration from Florida State University, while also serving on the staff of the Florida A&M women's tennis team.

The head coach of the Bearcat field hockey team since 2007, Walters also has extensive coaching experience at the high school ranks, as he served as head coach of both the girl's lacrosse (2002-10) and field hockey (2004-08) teams at Greater Latrobe High School, with the lacrosse team qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs in 2007 and 2008.

"I'm excited to continue to coach at my alma mater," Walters said. "I've had a great experience with the field hockey team, and I really am looking forward to expanding my role. I worked with the lacrosse returnees last year as an assistant, and with the solid players coming in, I'm looking forward to continue to develop this team into an extremely competitive program. We have a healthy mix of players from both the local area and the surrounding states, and I know they're all going to be great to work with."

Walters, who is also employed as the Director of Campus Activities at Saint Vincent, is a native of Winston Salem, NC, and he resides in Unity Township, with wife Christy and daughter Carolina.

2011-07-22



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