Joshua S. Walters, Sr. begins his first season as an assistant coach at UCLA in 2013. Walters brings eight years of Division I experience to the Bruin staff.

Walters came to UCLA from Central Florida, where he served as the program’s recruiting coordinator in 2012. He helped lead the Knights to their first Conference USA Tournament championship and to a school and conference record for shutouts with 15. Central Florida was ranked nationally for the entire season, including its highest standing (No. 6) in two decades.

From 2010-12, Walters was the director of soccer operations at Florida State, with responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the program, including team travel, gameday operations and community involvement.