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Cal Poly coach Tim Walsh retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cal Poly Mustangs head football coach Tim Walsh has announced his retirement. He led the program for the last 11 seasons.

At the school, he went 59-66. A national search has begun immediately to find his replacement.

Former Cal Poly Mustangs head coach Tim Walsh looks for answers during second half action against the Idaho State Bengals
Tim Walsh looks for answers during second half action against the Idaho State Bengals (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

“On behalf of our department staff, and the hundreds of young men who have received the benefit of Tim’s mentorship, we thank Tim for his leadership over our football program,” said Cal Poly Athletic Director Don Oberhelman said in a statement.

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Walsh steps away after leading the Mustangs to a 3-8 record during the 2019 season. The past three seasons under Walsh, the program had a losing record.

The Mustangs went 1-10 during the 2017 season, then rebounded with a 5-6 mark in 2018. In the last three seasons, the program has gone 8-21.

The team has not had a winning record since the 2016 season. That season, Cal Poly went 7-5 and qualified for the FCS playoffs, before losing in the first-round to the San Diego Toreros on Nov. 26, 2016.

During his tenure, the team won the Big Sky Conference during the 2012 season when the team went 9-2. The Mustangs also qualified for the FCS playoffs that season before losing in the second round to the Sam Houston State Bearkats on December 1st, 2012.

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Walsh spent 29 seasons as a head football coach. Besides being the Mustangs leader, he also coached the Portland State Vikings to a 65-57 record and the Sonoma State Cossacks to a 27-14 record.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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