Joe Walker, Jr.
Joe Walker, Jr.

Position:
Assistant Coach / Horizontal Jumps/High Jump

Experience:
2nd Season at U of L

Alma Mater:
Mississippi College, '69


03/23/2014

Arsenault, Wash Highlight Track and Field's Day at Alabama Relays

Calvin Arsenault placed third in the 110m hurdles, while Bre'Yana Wash was fifth in the long jump.

05/16/2014

2014 CARDINAL TWILIGHT MEET

2014 Cardinal Twilight Meet

05/04/2014

TRACK AND FIELD AAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY THREE

Track and Field AAC Outdoor Championships Day Three

05/04/2014

TRACK AND FIELD AAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY TWO

Track and Field AAC Outdoor Championships Day Two Photos by Jeremy Hopkins | Louisville Athletics

04/12/2014

BORDER BATTLE

Louisville Track & Field | Border Battle

BIRTHDAY: April 11
COACHING RESPONSIBILITY: Jumps
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree (Mississippi College, '69); Master's Degree (Mississippi College, '72)
YEAR AT LOUISVILLE: Second
HOMETOWN: Utica, Miss.
FAMILY: Wife - Faye, Sons - Joseph III, Brian, Luke

ATHLETIC CAREER
Competed on the freshman basketball team at Ole Miss
Lettered in cross country, track and field and basketball at Mississippi College

COACHING CAREER
2012-13-Present: Louisville (assistant coach / jumps)
1988-2012: Ole Miss (head coach)
1985-88: Florida (head coach)
1979-84: Ole Miss (head coach)
1970-79: Mississippi College (head coach)
1969-70: Meridian High School (assistant coach)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

OLE MISS

  • Tabbed the 2002 U.S. Olympic Committee National Track and Field Coach of the Year; was recognized for work with Ole Miss track and field teams and Savante' Stringfellow, the top-ranked long jumper in the world that year
  • His athletes won 15 NCAA titles during his two stints, along with earning 123 All-America honors and 45 SEC championships
  • Earned SEC Coach of the Year six times
  • Served as the personal coach for four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist long jumper Brittney Reese through 2013; led her to two national titles during her collegiate career
  • Coached Stringfellow to three NCAA titles in the jumps events; his coaching led her to a spot on the 2000 Olympic team
  • Had at least one athlete participate in each of the Olympic Games from 1976-2000 and then again in 2008 and 2012
  • Led teams to a pair of top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships and five top-15 showings
  • Had a strong influence on and tremendous success with sprinters, leading Isiah Young to Team USA at the 2012 summer Olympics; coached Tony Dees to an Olympic silver medal in the 110m hurdles in 1992
  • Selected to multiple coaching capacities at the international level: head coach of the 1985 USA Pan Pacific Games team and manager of the 1981 U.S. Team at the World University Games

FLORIDA

  • Directed the Gators to five-straight Southeastern Conference titles, including the first outdoor crown at Florida since 1956
  • Individually, led his student-athletes to 31 All-America honors and 17 SEC titles
  • Led Florida to its highest NCAA finish at the time with a third-place showing at the 1988 NCAA Indoor Championships; the 1987 cross country team placed eighth at the national championships
  • Coached Dennis Mitchell to the 200m title and the collegiate record in the event at the 1988 NCAA Indoor Championships; led Mitchell and the 1,600m relay team to the national title that season
  • Received the 1988 Florida Track Club Cade Award for his overall contributions to the sport of track

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE

  • Guided the Choctaws to three Gulf South Conference titles in just four years; track and field team became the first Mississippi College athletic team to win a GSC title
  • Coached the 1978 team to a fourth-place showing at the Division II National Championships
  • Led future Olympian Larry Myricks to NCAA Division I, Division II and AAU titles; steered Joe Boyles to the NCAA Division II steeplechase title
  • Myricks and Boyles account for 34 conference titles, four Division II crowns and two national titles at Mississippi College under Walker Jr.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Ole Miss
Outdoor
Long Jump: Brittney Reese (2008)
3,000-Meter Steeplechase: Barnabas Kirui (2007)
Long Jump: Savante' Stringfellow (2000, 2001)
800 Meters: George Kersh (1991)
Long Jump: Ralph Spry (1983)
Indoor
60-Meter Hurdles: Antwon Hicks (2004, 2005)
Long Jump: Savante' Stringfellow (2001)
Long Jump: Brittney Reese (2008)
55 Meters: Greg Saddler (1994)
800 Meters: George Kersh (1991)
Florida
Indoor
200m: Dennis Mitchell (1988)
4x400-Meter Relay (1988)
Mississippi College
Outdoor
Long Jump: Larry Myricks (1979)
Long Jump: Larry Myricks (1976)
Indoor
Long Jump: Larry Myricks (1979)

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