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Cal Poly tabs Walsh as next head coach

San Luis Obispo, CA (Sports Network) - Cal Poly named Tim Walsh as the program's 16th head football coach on Friday.

Walsh spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the United States Military Academy. Overall, Walsh has compiled a 117-82 record over 18 seasons, which includes a four-year stint at Sonoma State (1989-1992) and 14 years at Portland State (1993-2006).

He earned six playoff berths between the two schools and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award (FCS Coach of the Year) in 1999.

"I have a tremendous working knowledge of Cal Poly, its history and current status," said Walsh. "My goals are to continue to recruit student-athletes whose goals are to be the best they can be, both in the class and on the field, and become quality young men. If we do that, winning won't be a problem. This is an opportunity to build a great program and develop a great relationship between the campus and the community at large."

Walsh replaces Rich Ellerson, whose eight-year tenure as coach of the Mustangs ended after he was named head coach at Army on December 26.

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