Walberg Out At Pepperdine

By Josh Herwitt - January 17, 2008

Vance Walberg is saying goodbye to Malibu.

In what comes as a surprise to many, the Pepperdine coach announced his resignation Thursday after spending just a year and a half with the Waves.

The 56-year-old Walberg, who was just 14-35 overall after Monday's 92-57 blowout loss at home to Gonzaga, said his resignation was prompted by personal and family reasons.

"It just comes down to what I need to do personally and what's best for my family," he said. "I'd like to thank the entire Pepperdine community for their support. We have a lot of good people here. We've got some really good kids on this team and I wish them well."

Assistant Eric Bridgeland, who served as head coach at Division III schools Pudget Sound and UC Santa Cruz for a total of seven seasons, will take over as interim coach until a new head man is named at a later time.

The Waves, meanwhile, currently sit at 6-12 overall and 0-2 in the West Coast Conference after dropping six of their last seven games.

Posted by Josh Herwitt at 04:15 PM on January 17, 2008
Comments (2)


How could anyone ever leave Malibu?

Bridgeland has never been the head coach as a Division II school, just two Division III schools.

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