Friday, July 20, 2012

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Friday...

  • The Greece (NY) News reports that former Cornell head coach, Al Walker, has made the jump to the women's game. Greece News writes:
First-year head coach Felisha Legette-Jack has started to assemble her coaching staff by adding veteran head coach Al Walker as her top assistant.

Walker spent the last five seasons as the advanced tactical scout for Stan Van Gundy and the Orlando Magic. Prior to that, he spent 19 years as a head coach on the men’s side, including seven years at Binghamton where he helped guide the Bearcats in their transition from Division II to Division I. 

He has a 234-279 record all-time as a head coach, having also spent time at Colorado College, Cornell and Chaminade. In 2005-06, he led Binghamton to a 16-13 record and a 12-4 mark in the America East, finishing second. Prior to being a head coach, Walker was an assistant at Cornell and East Carolina, as well as an assistant for the junior varsity team at North Carolina under head coach Roy Williams.

Walker graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Brockport in 1981, and earned his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina in 1984. At Brockport, he ranks fifth all-time in rebounds (706) and 20th in scoring (856) despite playing just three seasons.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

On an unrelated note: Nazr Mohammed signed with the Bulls instead of the Nets. Possibly clearing room for Footey!

Anonymous said...

Would rather see the Bulls sign Foote !!!!