Walter Nadzak Jr. (born July 14, 1936) is a former college football coach, college baseball coach, and athletic director. Nadzak's 35-year career took him to four schools, serving as head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Division III Muskingum, head football coach and athletic director at Juniata, head football coach at then-Division I-AA Connecticut, and finally athletic director at The Citadel.
|Born||July 14, 1936|
|Alma mater||Denison University (1957)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
1–1 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 MAC Northern Division (1973)
1 Yankee (1982)
Nadzak played football and baseball at Division III Denison, where he was a four-year letterman in both sports.
Nadzak coached for eight seasons at Juniata, leading the Eagles to the inaugural Division III national championship game.
Nadzak coached UConn for six seasons, including a pair of Yankee Conference co-championships.
The Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Most Outstanding Player award is named for Nadzak, in recognition of his time running the event. The tournament took up long time residence in Charleston as a result.
Assistant coaches under Walt Nadzak who became NCAA head coaches:
Head coaching recordEdit
|Juniata Eagles (Middle Atlantic Conference) (1969–1976)|
|1973||Juniata||10–2||5–1||1st (Northern)||L NCAA Division III Championship|
|Connecticut Huskies (Yankee Conference) (1977–1982)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "Nadzak New Citadel AD". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. February 26, 1985. p. B4. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- Richard Jablonski (February 26, 1985). "Nadzak Named Citadel AD". News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. p. C1. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- "Walter Nadzak". DenisonBigRed.com. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- "Glory days of the Juniata football program". Juniatian.com. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
- "Walt Nadzak". Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 8, 2012.