May 29, 2015
“Metra has been a very valued member of our coaching staff the past two years as a graduate manager,” Joseph said. “Her work ethic is what separates her. I am excited to have Metra join our staff as the assistant director of basketball operations for she is very deserving of this opportunity. She is a tremendous role model for our student-athletes.”
Walthour is no stranger to the Georgia Tech program, having played for Georgia Tech from 2008-2012 and she was Tech’s graduate student manager for the past two seasons.
“I am happy to be back here at Georgia Tech again,” Walthour said. “I think it is a great opportunity to continue to further my career path at this great institution. I’m excited about the future and so far the transition has been great. When deciding on coming back, I felt good about it and knew that it was the right thing to do. I’m thankful for the continuous support of Coach Joseph and all of the staff and players, and I look forward to creating more memories at this place I like to call home.”
Walthour finished her Georgia Tech career in 2012 after helping the Jackets to four 20-win seasons and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including Georgia Tech’s first Sweet 16 trip in 2012. The Hinesville, Ga., native finished her illustrious career as part of the winningest class in Tech history as she was a part of 95 Yellow Jacket victories.
Walthour finished her career ranked in the top 10 of several Georgia Tech career lists. She ranked fifth in career assists (398), third in games played (128), seventh in 3-point field goals made (125), seventh in 3-point field goals attempted (389), 10th in assist average (3.0) and fifth in minutes played (3,532).
As a senior, Walthour played an integral role as Tech broke several records. The Yellow Jackets finished the 2012 season with a school-record 26 wins, a program-best 12 ACC victories, a school-high tie for third place in the ACC regular season and a school-record 10 road wins. Tech reached only the second ACC championship game in program history, earned its highest seed in the NCAA Tournament, 4, advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time and finished ranked No. 10 in the coaches’ poll.
Following her stellar career for the Jackets, Walthour graduated with a degree in Science, Technology and Culture in May of 2012 and went on to be the WBCA’s “So You Want to be a Coach” intern for the 2013-14 year.
In 2014, Waltour returned to the Flats as a graduate manager for the Jackets. As a graduate manager, Walthour had a variety of responsibilities including coordinating team meals, helping to organize the team’s student managers, overseeing the recruiting mailing system, assisting with live game breakdown of film and aiding in community service initiatives.