Chuck Walsh is in his 20th year at Florida State and his 11th as the Deputy Director of Sports Information after serving for nine years as an Associate Director of Sports Information. He is responsible for the publicity and promotion of the nationally ranked Seminole men’s basketball and women’s golf teams. He also assists with the publicity efforts for the Seminole football program.
Walsh joined the Florida State sports information staff in August of 2000, after more than 12 successful years as an assistant SID at the University of Maryland.
Walsh is in his 27th season serving as a publicist for an ACC basketball team. He is in his 20th season working with the Florida State men’s basketball and 2009 National Coach of the Year Leonard Hamilton team after spending seven seasons working with Gary Willams and the Terrapin men’s basketball program. During that time he has worked with 13 NBA Draft selections including Draft Lottery picks Joe Smith (No. 1 overall selection in 1995), Steve Francis (No. 2 overall selection in 1999), Jonathan Isaac (6th overall selection in 2017) and Al Thornton (14th overall selection in 2007) as well as Juan Dixon (17th overall selection in 2002) and Toney Douglas (29th overall selection in 2009). While at Florida State, he has worked with Thornton (All-ACC First team and ACC Player of the Year runner-up), Douglas (The 2009 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and Player of the Year Runner-Up), Solomon Alabi (Two Time All-ACC Defensive Selection), Chris Singleton (the 2011 ACC Defensive Player of the Year), Michael Snaer (two-time All-CC selection) and Mfiondu Kabengele (ACC sixth Man of the Year in 2019 and a 2019 NBA First Round Draft Pick). Walsh has worked with 47 All-ACC selections including seven All-ACC First-Team selections in the sport of basketball.
Walsh has publicized six national championship teams, eight ACC championship teams (including the 2012 ACC Men’s Basketball Champions) and two ACC Athletes of the Year. He has worked with five men’s basketball All-Americans (Smith, Francis, Thornton, Douglas and Keith Booth) as well as numerous All-Americans in men’s and women’s lacrosse, field hockey and men’s and women’s golf. Smith was named the consensus collegiate men’s basketball National Player of the Year in 1995, the National Freshman of the Year in 1994 and the ACC Player of the Year in 1995. He also worked with Caroline Westrup — the first four time All-American in the sport of women’s golf at Florida State and the 2006 World Amateur champion and Brooks Koepka — the 2017 and 2018 US Open Champion, and only the seventh player in ACC history to earn ACC Player and ACC Rookie of the Year honors during his career as a Seminole golfer. He has also worked with Frida Kiinhult — the 2019 National Freshman and ACC Golfer and Freshman of the Year.
In 2008 he was instrumental in working on the promotional campaign for Lou Groza Award winner Graham Gano and in 2013 he was instrumental in working on the successful campaign for Lou Groza Award winner Roberto Aguayo.
Walsh has served as the media coordinator for numerous national events including the NCAA Tallahassee Baseball Super Regional (2010, 2013 and 2017), NCAA Tallahassee Baseball Regional (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship (1997 and 1999), NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship (1993 and 1994), NCAA Wrestling Championship (1990) and the NCAA East Regional Women’s Golf Championships (2014 and 2018). He has also traveled with the Seminole baseball team to four College World Series appearances (2008, 2010, 2017 and 2019).
Walsh’s publications have been nationally recognized during his career. His men’s basketball media guide was recognized as the best in the nation in 2004. Each of his basketball media guides during his tenure at Florida State have been ranked in the top five nationally.
Walsh is on the voting board of the Adolph Rupp Award which annually selects the All-American Team as well as the Player and Coach of the Year recipients in Division I College Basketball. He also serves on the Bob Cousy Award Committee which chooses the nation’s top collegiate point guard.
He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism.
His wife, Nancy Benavides Walsh, is the Dean of Students at the Florida State University College of Law.