July 08, 2009 The North Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees have approved the hiring of Greg Walters as the Cougars varsity boys' basketball head coach for the 2009-10 season.
Taking over the Cougar program will be the first head coaching gig for Walters. He previously was the assistant and junior varsity coach at fellow Mid-Southern Conference school Clarksville.
Walters will also teach U.S. history at North Harrison Middle School, succeeding Dan Ayers who recently retired.
"Overall, we've got to start to be successful in both life and basketball," Walters said.
"Through that, we will work hard each day to get better each day. The wins and losses will come, but you've got to do what it takes in both life and basketball to be successful."
Coaching in the MSC the previous eight years, Walters said he was familiar with the Cougar program through scouting and game tape. He has met the team and been through a few practices, but is currently waiting through the mandatory seven-day dead period before reconvening with the players.
On the court, Walters succeeds Chris Martin, who was 8-36 in two seasons on the Cougar sideline.
"North Harrison has a strong tradition and, every coach I have come across while at Clarksville, they have been great people, and I really want to continue that," he said.
The coach currently resides in the Jeffersonville area but plans to move closer to the Ramsey campus.
"We're excited, and the big thing is that I will teach and move into a community that seems to be a great one to be a part of," he said.
Walters, 32, taught and served as an assistant and junior varsity coach at Clarksville for the previous eight years. Prior to Clarksville, Walters was at Beech Grove for one year.
Walters is a graduate of Shenandoah High School near Muncie. He also graduated from Indiana State University and earned his master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.