Walter Paschal enters his seventh season as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Home Events Coordinator in the 2018-19 season. In six seasons on the bench for the Rams, Paschal is the all-time winningest coach in program history with an overall record of 106-53. Including his 14 seasons at Fitchburg State, Paschal has a career record if 306-217. On January 9, 2019 Paschal won his 300th game as a head coach.
The 2017-18 team followed their success from 16-17 going 9-3 in league play and making a MASCAC Tournament Championship Appearance for the third straight season.
The 2016-17 Rams became the winningest team in program history with an overall record of 21-5 and trip to the MASCAC Championship game.
In his first season Paschal guided the Rams to a share of the MASCAC Regular Season Title, the first in program history. After falling in the MASCAC Tournament finals as the three seed, the 2013-14 Rams made just their second appearance in the ECAC Women's Basketball Tournament advancing to the semifinal round.
Paschal, who was an assistant coach with the Rams from 1997-99, returned to Framingham State University after spending the past 14 seasons as the head coach at Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) rival Fitchburg State University.
During his tenure with the Falcons, Paschal became the program’s all-time winningest coach with 200 victories. He led the program to a MASCAC regular season championship, a MASCAC tournament title, and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance advancing to the second round.
Paschal’s 2006-07 Falcon team established several program records including wins (26) and longest winning streak (23) en route to capturing the MASCAC regular season and tournament title, was ranked #24 in the country by WBCA and a first round victory in the NCAA Tournament. For his efforts Paschal was named the WBCA and D3 Hoops Northeast coach of the year. He has been named MASCAC Coach of the Year 4 times (2005, 2007, 2016 and 2018). In 2005 and 2008 he led the Falcons to the ECAC Tournament finals.
A graduate of Bridgewater State University, Paschal currently resides in Holden with his wife Stephanie and children Abby and Logan.