Spotlight on Black History Month: FloridTechDwight Walton

member of the Canadian men’s national team from 1986-1995

Dwight Walton is invariably one of the names associated with the most successful period in the program’s history. (Image FIT)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Throughout February, Florida Tech Athletics celebrates the men and women of color who have made a profound impact on Panther Athletics.

When it comes to the golden age of Panther men’s basketball, Dwight Walton is invariably one of the names associated with the most successful period in the program’s history.

Together with Canadian colleagues Mike and Astley Smith and Robert Sewell, in Florida Tech went 70-18 during the Montreal native’s three seasons in the Panther uniform between 1988 and 1991.

That stretch included the first ever share of the Sunshine State Conference regular season championship schedule, first two NCAA tournament appearances, and first ever NCAA tournament win.

After spending his childhood playing hockey and baseball, Walton’s love for …

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