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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Villanova to hire Chris Walker

Jay Wright’s search for an associate head coach is over.As expected, Wright will keep the job in the Villanova family.A source close to the situation confirmed that Wright will announce today that he has hired New Mexico assistant coach Chris Walker, a 1992 Villanova graduate, to be his associate head coach.Walker replaces Pat Chambers, who left to become the head coach at Boston University shortly after Villanova's trip to the Final Four.Walker brings a wealth of coaching collegiate experience to the Villanova staff. The Houston native began his coaching career at Loyola Marymount after graduating from Villanova in 1992. He went on to become the associate head coach at Vanderbilt (1996-99) and Pepperdine (1999-2000), and also served three years at Massachusetts under former Villanova coach Steve Lappas.Walker also has spent time in the private sector. He was the southwest grassroots director for adidas America in Houston, and for two years was the head coach of the T-Mac All-Stars, an amateur club based in Houston before he joined Steve Alford's staff at New Mexico in 2007.The 39-year-old Walker played for Rollie Massimino at Villanova and started 96 games for the Wildcats. The team reached the post season three times during his career including back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament in 1990 and '91. Walker earned All-Big 5 honors twice and led the Wildcats in assists for three consecutive years. He ranks 13th in school history with 404 career assists.


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