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Breaking: Tom Walter Agrees to 7-Year Extension

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Wake Forest will keep its baseball coach for a long time

Dean Shore

Head baseball coach Tom Walter has agreed to a 7-year extension to remain the Wake Forest coach through 2024. The school announced the extension, and it comes at a time when Walter was being talked about for the open spot at South Carolina.

The Diamond Deacs made it to the Super Regionals this year, falling to eventual National Champions Florida in a winner-take-all third game. The Deacs outhit Florida 26-12 in the first two games, but managed a split before losing 3-0 in the elimination game.

Wake Forest finished the year with a 43-20 record, its best since 2002. Finishing third in the ACC was enough to host a regional, where the Deacs swept through the field of West Virginia, Maryland, and UMBC to face off against Florida in Gainesville.

Following the year, Wake had a school-record eight players drafted in the MLB Draft, including two in the top 50. Walter has led Wake Forest to six consecutive winning seasons, and has also graduated all of his seniors for six straight years.

This was done at a great time by AD Ron Wellman, as it guarantees that Walter will remain with the program and not go elsewhere. Walter has done a great job building a successful team at Wake and I think this will reap benefits in future recruiting as high school players know he will be here for years to come.

We are Blogger So Dear are excited that Walter will remain with Wake Forest for the foreseeable future, as he is a great coach and an even better man.