UofL BASKETBALL | Jeff Walz Skypes in from Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo

08/11/2017 10:26 AM

University of Louisville Women’s Basketball head coach Jeff Walz is in Tokyo, Japan right now. He is the head coach of the U.S. National U-23 team and is assisted by Western Kentucky head coach Michelle Clark-Heard and Princeton head coach Courtney Banghart.

Walz and Clark-Heard have a history of coaching together. The two have been freinds for nearly 20 years, and Clark-Heard was an assistant on Walz’s staff at Louisville.

Louisville guard Asia Durr is also taking part in the competition. Durr is no stranger to international competition either. She has had a couple of stints with USA National teams, on the U-19 and U-16 teams.

Walz Skyped into the Spectrum News studio on Friday to update Lyndsey Gough on the team’s outlook this weekend. The squad plays three games over the next three days. First up is the Australian national team on Saturday, followed by Canada on Sunday and Japan on Tuesday.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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