Pepperdine names Walberg head coach
Malibu, CA (Sports Network) – Vance Walberg was named Pepperdine’s
head men’s basketball coach on Tuesday.
He will officially be introduced at a press conference on Thursday.
Walberg spent the last four years as head coach for Fresno City College, where
he complied a 133-11 record. Last season, Fresno City went 34-0 and captured
the California State Championship.
He replaces Paul Westphal, who left the program in March after a dismal 7-20
campaign with the Waves last season.
“After a thorough national search in which we interviewed several quality
candidates, I am happy to announce the hiring of Vance Walberg as Pepperdine’s
new head men’s basketball coach,” said athletic director John Watson. “He has
a proven track record of developing winning programs at both the high school
and junior college levels, and I am confident he can build upon the great
tradition that Pepperdine men’s basketball has enjoyed throughout its
Walberg was named California Junior College Coach of the Year in 2003 and ’05.
Prior to his stint at Fresno City College, Walberg spent 13 years at Clovis
West High School.