Head coach Rastko Popovic is pleased to announce Olympian Dwight Walton has joined the Concordia Stingers men’s basketball team as an assistant coach.
“Being able to add a highly accomplished and devoted individual like Dwight to our coaching staff is exciting for the university and our players,” said Popovic. “Dwight is a well-respected individual in the Montreal and Canadian basketball communities. His extensive experience playing at the highest levels and his overall basketball knowledge will be tremendous for our program."
A native of Montreal, Walton played at Dawson College before heading south to play his university basketball at the Florida Institute of Technology where he studied Business Management from 1987-91. He was a three-time Division II all-American with the Panthers.
Walton, a six-foot-four forward, was a member of the Canadian National Team, competing in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul Korea. In 1993 he played on the national team with two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash. He also played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association, as well as in Israel and Switzerland.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the Concordia coaching staff,” said Walton. “I have been around the program since coach (Rastko) Popovic was hired couple years ago so the transition to being officially on staff was an easy one. The players already know me so the transition was easy for them as well. My hope is to have a positive impact on the players through my experiences as a player.”
Walton and the Stingers will be on the road the next few weeks. They return home for the season opener on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. when the Bishop’s Gaiters will be the visitors.