Dr. Walsh served as the team physician for Holy Cross athletics for more than 30 years. He oversaw physical exams for all athletes, and made himself available to the coaches for any medical needs Crusader teams have during their seasons. Walsh began his association with the athletic department in 1978 as director of sports medicine, and served as a medical advisor to the athletic training staff until his death in 2010. He played an active role in the medical treatment of all the school’s athletes, concentrating on the football and men’s basketball teams. Walsh, who earned his medical degree from Georgetown in 1956, was also a member of the United States Army, being stationed in Korea from 1957-1959.