Montreat College
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Lincoln Walters was hired as Head Men's Basketball Coach in 2009. His enthusiasm, high energy, and will to win have motivated his players, the college, and this community in ways that people haven't seen in quite some time. In Walters first year as head coach he doubled the number of wins that the program had its previous season.


The Cavaliers most notable win under Walters' lead was its road victory over the eventual Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament Champions, Union College. Not only did he double the number of wins, he did it while also playing seven NCAA Division I opponents. This past year the program finished tied for fifth in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. The Cavs finished second in the country in field goal percentage shooting an impressive .504 percent. They also finished 6th in 3-point field goal percentage (.391).


His commitment to seeing student-athletes graduate is unquestionable. "I believe these men are here to get an education first, we make it very clear that is our first priority. We're in the business of growing men; spiritually, academically, and athletically and we use the simple game of basketball to do that." says Coach Walters.


In 2004-05 he spent a year as the Cavalier's assistant basketball coach under former Coach Bill Robinson. That year Montreat won the conference outright and came up just short of advancing to the NAIA National Tournament losing to Tennessee Wesleyan in the conference championship game.


Preceding his time at Montreat Lincoln coached at his high school alma mater University Christian in Jacksonville, Florida.


Walters Graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration. Lincoln was recruited to play basketball for the Mocs in 1994-95 and as a freshman he started on a Chattanooga team that made it to the first round of the NCAA Tournament where they lost to the University of Connecticut. His junior year they returned to the "Big Dance" as a Cinderella 14 seed. They advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" knocking off Georgia, Illinois, and eventually losing to Providence by six (71-65).


Lincoln graduated from University Christian High School in Jacksonville, Florida where he was a First-Team All-State player averaging 24 points per game. In 1993-94 he helped lead UC to the Florida State Finals with a 26-5 record.


Walters was born in Wurzburg, Germany as his father was in the Army for 25 years. Lincoln is married to Charlotte Walters and they have one daughter named Liberty Raine.

Austin McBeth
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Iowa State University

Austin McBeth was named to Head Men’s Basketball Coach Lincoln Walter’s staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2013-14 season following a four-year collegiate playing career on the basketball court and football field. 


McBeth, a two-sport athlete at NCAA Division I Iowa State joins the Cavaliers after playing football and basketball for the Cyclones.


The Wayland, Iowa, native made a stop at Iowa Western where he was a second-team all-conference honoree as he passed for 1,103 yards with eight touchdowns and rushed for an additional 140 yards and one touchdown.


McBeth began his prep career at WACO High School where he was an All-State honoree in basketball, football and track & field.


Austin was a multisport athlete at WACO High School, where he made the All-State selection for football, basketball, and track.


On the hardwood at WACO he led the team to the state semifinals as a sophomore then led the team in scoring (14.2 ppg) as a junior and (13.2 ppg) as a senior while playing for the winningest coach in Iowa high school basketball history, Bob Hilmer. In football, he excelled at both quarterback and safety as he led his team to a 42-4 record during his four years.

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Kent Otto
Assistant Coach - 5th Season
Alma Mater: Appalachian State University
Kent Otto has been a part of Lincoln Walters staff now for the past two seasons. He has been a part of the Montreat family for many years. Even though his family has only lived here for the past five years, he's been coming to Montreat over the past 25. Otto played high school ball at Needham B Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC and has over 20 years of basketball experience. Coach Walters recently stated that, "Kent is the type of coach that needs to be on our bench. Not only is he a guy that all the players look up to and respect, he's a guy that our coaches look to as someone who is going to lead and encourage". Coach Otto is married to Nickie and they have two children, Luke and Anna.
When asked his comments on helping the Men's program he said, "I love the game of basketball and appreciate the opportunity to be associated with Montreat College, its coaches, and the players. I look forward to investing into the team and this community. We're expecting big things from this team. The quality of these young men make it a pleasure to coach and teach."
Daniel Kehler
Grad Assistant - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Montreat College
Demetris Anderson
Manager - 1st Season
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