CMS names Bill Walkenbach baseball coach

Bill Walkenbach has been named head coach of the baseball program at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. He comes back to Southern California after heading NCAA Division I Cornell.

Walkenbach, who will be the seventh coach in the 58-year history of the program, is a Claremont native.

Walkenbach joins CMS after having served seven years at Cornell. He guided the team to its first ever Ivy League Championship in 2012 and set single season school records with 31 wins overall and going 14-6 in conference play. The team won the Lou Gehrig Division of the Ivy League in 2009 and 2012.

Before his tenure at Cornell, Walkenbach was the head coach of the Division III Franklin & Marshall program in Lancaster, Penn. Under his tutelage, the Diplomats won regular season Centennial Conference championships in 2006 and 2007 and achieved a 69-42 overall record, the highest percentage during any three-year period in program history.

Walkenbach completed his Master of Sports Administration at Georgia State while on staff as an assistant coach at Emory for the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

Walkenbach earned his bachelor’s degree at Cornell and was a four-year All-Ivy shortstop selection. He appears 17 times in the school’s career record book. He was inducted into Cornell’s Hall of Fame in 2010.


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