Walter Bell is entering his fifth season as an assistant
strength and conditioning coach and second with USF. Bell is a 2008
graduate of East Carolina University and has worked with both women's and men's
basketball programs. Coach Bell works in the same capacity at USF along with eight
other teams (women's volleyball, men's/women's soccer, men's/women's tennis, men's/women's
golf, cross country, track and field). Prior to graduation, he served as an intern
for East Carolina's strength and conditioning staff gaining valuable experience
with 13 athletic teams. He continues to play basketball in local leagues as
well as weightlifting competitions.
Bell currently is a Professional Member of
NCSA and holds a USAW Weightlifting Certification.
Bell served seven years in
the US Army. During his military career, he competed in basketball at the
company, battalion, and post level. As part of those teams, Bell won seven
championships. His unit also competed against and defeated Baharain's National
Basketball team twice. Bell was a starter and averaged double digits in
scoring each season. Bell served at Ft. Jackson, Ft. Monmouth, Ft. Bragg, Camp
Colbern Korea, Kaiserslatern, Germany and Baharain.
Bell is married to the former
Charlene Wade of Patterson, N.J. The couple has three daughters
(Krystle, India and Ashley) and two sons (Nazareth and Michael).