Rex Walters, former Kansas standout and NBA veteran, was named
Florida Atlantic's sixth head coach this past April following
the departure of Matt Doherty. Pressed for time, here are
Coach Walter's quick responses to our
Head Coach Q&A's.
do you expect the strengths and weaknesses of
this year’s team to be?
– Depth and athleticism. In terms of weaknesses – a lot of
Change in our roster, we have seven new players.
CHN: Talk for a moment about which of your guys deserve more credit for working
hard in practice, in the workout room, and being leaders off the
RW: It is my hope
that Sean Alarcon, Tavarus Harris, Jeff Parmer, and Seydou Kone
will bring that to our practices and locker room. Good players,
hard workers, good attitudes
CHN: Discuss the incoming guys for a bit. Who will make the
Parmer joins us after playing at Providence College as a
freshman. Tavarus Harris is a point guard that will allow
us to play at a higher speed. Sanchez Hughley and Xavier
Perkins are freshman that will turn some heads and will be even
better with time.
CHN: How will you deal with
the senior losses?
miss Rodney Webb and Quinton Young for their effort and
leadership every day at Practice and in the Locker Room. I want
that same kind of effort from both Brent Cruz and DeAndre Rice.
CHN: What other coaches really helped you reach the level of
success you’re at now?
Williams and Pat Riley are two Coaches that I played for and
every day I draw upon my experiences from them. Also last year,
I had the opportunity to work for Matt Doherty and that was also
a great learning experience.
CHN: What are your realistic goals and
hopes for this season?
RW: Our Goal is
simple. Get Better Everyday and the rest will take care of
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