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UNC-Asheville adds Brent Walsh to Coaching Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville head baseball coach Tom Smith is pleased to announce the addition of former College of Charleston assistant coach Brent Walsh to the Bulldog coaching staff for the 2013 season.

“The team and I are quite excited having Coach Walsh as a part of our program,” stated Smith. “His energy and knowledge of the game have made practices and scrimmages much more challenging. He’s doing a great job working with our infielders and hitters and I can already see a big difference in our execution and production.

“Coach Walsh was part of a great program at College of Charleston,” added Smith. “His experience is a real asset to our program.”

Walsh coached at the College of Charleston for four seasons. He served as the infielders coach and assisted with the hitters. He also coached third base during his tenure. The Cougars won 156 games during Walsh’s time in Charleston and received at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and 2012.

Walsh started coaching as an assistant at Richland Northeast High School, and the Cavaliers won two South Carolina 4A Lower state titles, a 4A State Title and numerous region titles during his tenure.

Before coaching at the College of Charleston, Walsh served as the head coach at Ben Lippen HS in Columbia, S.C. where he led the Falcons to two state championship series and one state title in his three years in charge.

In the summer and fall, he has served four years as a head coach for the prestigious five-time national champion South Carolina Diamond Devils program.

He and his wife Jennifer and had their first child, Gideon, in May 2012.

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