• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
Athletics    News    Academics    Camps    Facilities    Tickets
Close Video

Gary Walters Conferred Emeritus Director Of Athletics Status

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 06/03/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Gary Walters
View larger
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

TigerBlog on the AD emeritus

Gary Walters, the Ford Family Director of Athletics at Princeton University, has been conferred the title of Emeritus Director of Athletics by University President Christopher L. Eisgruber.

The title was then approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees.

“This is a great honor,” Walters said. “I am very humbled by what President Eisgruber and the Board of Trustees have chosen to do on my behalf.”

Walters will be stepping aside from his position on June 30, at which point he will have been Princeton’s athletic director for exactly 20 years.

In his tenure, Princeton teams have won 220 Ivy League championships, a total 74 more than the next-best total and 121 more than the third best. Princeton has also won 46 individual or team national championships during his time as Director of Athletics.

Walters is a 1967 graduate of Princeton, and he was a point guard on the basketball team during one of the most glorious runs in program history, including the 1965 NCAA Final Four and 1967 East Regional. As a basketball player he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He was also an assistant coach with the men’s basketball team when it won the 1975 NIT championship.

In addition to the on-field success, Walters has also had a never-wavering commitment to integrity and the value of athletics as a co-curricular part of the overall experience of the student-athletes, a concept that he has termed “Education Through Athletics.”

Mollie Marcoux ’91, a former hockey and soccer player at Princeton, will be taking over for Walters as Princeton’s fifth Director of Athletics.

Back
ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

July 24, 2014 - Taking Requests
Tags: General

July 23, 2014 - The Year In Review
Tags: General

July 22, 2014 - Small World
Tags: Lacrosse

July 21, 2014 - RIP, James Garner
Tags: General

July 18, 2014 - Think About Your Life, Pippin
Tags: General

May 15, 2014 TigerCast
Rowers Will Gillis (heavyweights) and Ed Northrop (lightweights)...
May 8, 2014 TigerCast
Molly Higgins and Adam Bragg join TigerCast to discuss the...
May 1, 2014 TigerCast
Junior Erin McMunn joined the latest edition of TigerCast to...
Hyatt Slider

Sports Camps
PNC Bank
Tyco Community Spotlight
   
   
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
Returns Sept. 8
National Champions
Julia Ratcliffe Wins Title
Championship Streak Now 43
Princeton Sports Properties
Official Corporate Partners
Join the Princeton Corporate Partner Team
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates