Florida fans, you can now exhale. After a few days of rumors, the Tim Walton to Texas saga has ended. The Gators head coach agreed to a ten year contract extension with Florida, the school announced on Wednesday. The contract goes through the 2028 season.
Walton just completed his thirteenth season at UF. His team has been to the Women’s College World Series in nine of the last eleven seasons, a feat no other program in the country can claim.
Walton has compiled a 722-148 (.829 win percentage) record while at Florida, and led the program to back to back national championships in 2014 & 2015.
Despite the success, Walton was the subject of rumors that he was interested in the Texas opening. Walton was asked about his interest in the position as the final question of the post-game press conference on Saturday. He stated, “I’ve got a great job,” to conclude his answer.
Today’s announcement makes sure that Walton has a great job for at least the next decade.
*Financial details of the contract have not been released.