The ninth annual golf tournament will be held at the University of Maryland Golf Course
Four-year letterwinner Matt Swope joins the staff as the Director of Baseball Operations; Bernie Walter to serve as Special Assistant to the Head Coach
E-mail Walter at firstname.lastname@example.orgBernie Walter, one of the most well-known baseball minds in the state of Maryland, completed his third season as Director of Operations with the Terrapins in 2012. This season, Walter will serve as Special Assistant to the Head Coach.
Walter, who is the winningest coach in Maryland public-school history, spent the previous 36 years as head coach at Arundel high school. His accomplishments in baseball have been nothing short of remarkable: Walter's teams have won a state-record 10 championships, 15 regional titles, and Collegiate Baseball's No. 1 final ranking in 1993. Walter compiled a career record of 609-185 (.767 winning percentage) and won a state championship in each of the past four decades.
A four-time national coach of the year, Walter won his first state title in just his third year at Arundel. His accomplishments, however, do not end at the prep level. Walter coached the Mayo American Legion team in Annapolis for six years, winning four state championships and the 1990 American Legion World Seris National Title. He also coached the Leone's-Johnny's amateur baseball team for 14 years, winning four All-American Amateur Baseball Association titles with the Baltimore team. Walter coached the Maryland Monarchs, an under-18 team to the 2009 National Amateur Baseball Federation - Senior Division World Series Championship.
In 2007, Walter was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame - an honor usually reserved for college coaches. He was just the third coach from Maryland to be inducted into the ABCA Hall, joining Navy's Max Bishop and Tom Kibler of Washington College. That same year, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He has also led the USA Baseball Junior National Team three times, and led the 1988 squad to its first world championship becoming the first U.S. team to defeat Cuba in international competition.
Between his 36 years as a summer sandlot coach, Arundel's coach and his experience with USA Baseball, Walter has coached a number of players who have reached the major leagues, including Willie Mays Aikens, Shawn Green, Charles Johnson, Mike Mussina, Denny Neagle and John Smoltz.