Former AAABA Tournament standout and AAABA Hall of Famer Tom Walter signed a 7-year contract extension to coach baseball at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, through 2024.
Walter has led the Demon Deacons to six straight winning seasons, and they made their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance this year.
They hosted a regional for the first time in 15 years and won it before falling in the super regionals to eventual College World Series champion Florida. Wake Forest’s 43-20 record was its best since 2002.
Walter is in the AAABA Hall of Fame Class of 2011. He played in the tournament from 1987 through 1989 with Johnstown’s Pepsi-Cola franchise and as a pick-up player with Coca-Cola.
The Wake Forest University press release on the extension follows: