News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Given to Fly

October 3, 2007

Given to Fly: Waltman lands head-coaching job

TERRE HAUTE — I must have missed the memo — got tied up with TPS reports — on this fall being the time to resurrect former Indiana State coaches.

A week after former ISU coach Dennis Raetz was named interim head football coach for the Sycamores replacing Lou West, Royce Waltman has been named interim head basketball coach at the University of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis coach Todd Sturgeon announced he was stepping down, citing personal reasons, and he may be getting out of the profession altogether. Waltman confirmed Tuesday that Sturgeon’s young family is “among the top reasons” for his leaving Indianapolis.

After Royce Waltman’s 10-year tenure at Indiana State ended in March when his contract was not renewed, Waltman was as straightforward — as he is about any topic — about his future.

“I can’t get a head coaching job, because if you get fired for cheating you can get rehired, but if you get fired for losing, it’s like you have leprosy,” Waltman said. “… I’d like to stay in basketball, but I’m realistic. I don’t want to go back to Bedford [Pa.] High School and coach the team and that’s about the only job I could get. For the right guy, I’d be an assistant, I’d be a scout. I’m not ready to retire.”

Waltman found the right guy to be an assistant for when Sturgeon offered him a job to help coach the Greyhounds on July 6.

“I have mixed feelings,” Waltman said Tuesday. “My intention was to come over and help [Sturgeon’s] team as much as I could. I really appreciated that opportunity. I’m really concerned that everything works out for him.”

At the same time, Waltman is fired up to be a head coach again, even if it is under the interim tag.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Given to Fly
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Small Reactors Could Be Future of Nuclear Energy Today in History for April 18th
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity