Athletic Staff
Ron Pavan
Director of Athletics
Mitch Walters
Assistant AD/Eligibility & Retention
C. Rick Bell
Faculty Athletic Representative
Jim Mike Ward
Character Coach
Jo Jo Freeman
Sports Information Director
Rich Williams
Game Operations Director
Kyle Allen
Graduate Assistant
Chris Coombs
Graduate Assistant
Coy Gill
Graduate Assistant
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Mitch Walters

Mitch Walters

Assistant AD/Eligibility & Retention

Phone (615) 547-1288
Email mwalters@cumberland.edu

Mitch Walters begins his 31st year at Cumberland University, serving continuously since 1987 minus one year at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. He has served in a number of capacities during his tenure at CU, including coaching six different sports as well as serving as the athletic department’s eligibility coordinator and overseeing the athletic training department.

Walters assumed a new title during the summer of 2009 – Assistant Athletic Director – focusing his efforts on student eligibility and retention as well as scheduling and monitoring class attendance for the more than 600 student-athletes in the Cumberland athletic department.

Many around the CU family best know Walters as the voice of Cumberland baseball, a role in which he has served for the past 21 seasons.

The Tioga, Pa., native came to Lebanon in the Fall of 1987, serving as the assistant women’s basketball coach and head softball coach for two years. He was also the head men’s soccer coach for four seasons starting in 1987.

For six years beginning in 1990, Walters served as the head women’s basketball coach, compiling an overall record of 103-76. He was voted the Coach of the Year in NAIA District XXIV and the Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1992.

For the next five years starting in the fall of 1995, Walters was the head coach for men’s and women’s soccer.

Throughout much of his tenure at Cumberland, he taught in the School of Education as a Physical Education instructor, beginning in the spring of 1989. He gave up his duties as a professor with his promotion to Assistant AD. He was also the intramural director for the University from 1987-89 and served as the Faculty Athletic Representative for CU from 2001-09.

Walters’ one-year hiatus from Cumberland was spent as an instructor in the Coaching and Sports Administration Department at Southern Miss during the 2000-01 academic year. He also took 18 hours of doctoral classes in Human Performance, Administration and Teaching at USM from 2000-02.

Walters attended Penn State in 1983-84 and graduated from Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pa., with a bachelor’s in Secondary Education/Earth-Space Science in 1987. He earned a master’s in Physical Education at Middle Tennessee in 1988 and took 12 hours of doctoral work in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee along with his 18 doctoral hours from Southern Miss.

WALTERS COACHING/ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

Year School Title/Roles
2017-18 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2016-17 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2015-16 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2014-15 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2013-14 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2012-13 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2011-12 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2010-11 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2009-10 Cumberland University Assistant AD/Baseball Radio Announcer
2008-09 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2007-08 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2006-07 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2005-06 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2004-05 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2003-04 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2002-03 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2001-02 Cumberland University Eligibility Coordinator/Baseball Radio Announcer
2000-01 Southern Miss Professor - Coaching and Sports Administration Department
1999-00 Cumberland University Head Coach - M&W Soccer/Baseball Radio Announcer
1998-99 Cumberland University Head Coach - M&W Soccer/Baseball Radio Announcer
1997-98 Cumberland University Head Coach - M&W Soccer/Baseball Radio Announcer
1996-97 Cumberland University Head Coach - M&W Soccer/Baseball Radio Announcer
1995-96 Cumberland University
Head Coach - Men's & Women's Soccer
1994-95 Cumberland University Head Women's Basketball Coach
1993-94 Cumberland University Head Women's Basketball Coach
1992-93 Cumberland University Head Women's Basketball Coach
1991-92 Cumberland University Head Women's Basketball Coach
1990-91 Cumberland University Head Coach - Men's Soccer & Women's Basketball
1989-90 Cumberland University Head Coach - Men's Soccer & Women's Basketball
1988-89 Cumberland University Head Coach - M Soccer & Softball/WBB Assistant/Intramural Director
1987-88 Cumberland University Head Coach - M Soccer & Softball/WBB Assistant/Intramural Director