Bob Walsh, the men’s basketball coach at DIII Rhode Island College for the last nine seasons, is expected be named the next head coach at the University of Maine.
A source with knowledge of the situation, who asked not to be identified, said the deal was completed on Friday after Walsh visited the Orono campus.
UMaine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech would neither confirm nor deny Saturday morning that Walsh has been offered or has accepted the position.
“We are still in the process of hiring a coach,” Creech said in a text message.
Other media outlets reported Saturday afternoon that Walsh will be UMaine’s next coach.
UMaine sources confirmed Walsh visited campus Friday, one day after Northeastern University associate head coach and former Stonehill College head coach Dave McLaughlin was in Orono to meet with UMaine officials.
McLaughlin was informed Friday that Walsh had agreed to become the Black Bears’ head coach.
UMaine is expected to introduce Walsh on Monday.