"The framework is in place to keep moving forward with business as usual. Our program has been headed in the right direction for a while now and I eagerly await helping us achieve new milestones" Walters added. "I would like to thank Don Oberhelman for his encouragement and faith in me to step into this role, as well as President Armstrong, Keith Humphrey and Nick Pettit for their support and assistance along the way."
"Sam has been an amazing teacher, mentor and above all friend to me over the past seven seasons," Walters said. "His trust in me, especially over the last two years, has allowed me the confidence to step into this role rather seamlessly, and for that I cannot thank him enough."
"The community support our program has received over the past few years, and that I have felt in the recent days, has been overwhelming and confirms the exact environment that we strive to create for our student athletes," Walters said.
"Cal Poly has the unique ability to offer two top-tier volleyball programs between Indoor and Beach," said Walters. "I anticipate working closely with Todd Rogers to continue recruiting high-caliber athletes that have interest in pursuing both."