WICHITA – Wichita State baseball assistant coach Brian Walker has stepped down from his coaching position. Walker was an assistant coach for the Shockers the past four seasons.
“Due to personal reasons, I’ve decided that I will not be coming back to the baseball program next season,” Walker said. “I want to thank Darron Boatright and his staff for their support throughout my time here. To Coach Butler and his wife Melissa, I can’t thank them enough for their understanding and constant support of me and my family. To the players, thank you for your hard work. I look forward to your future successes both on and off the field. Finally, I’m thankful for my four years as a Shocker and look forward to the future.”
Walker recently completed his fourth season as assistant coach at Wichita State. During his tenure, Walker coached the Shocker hitters as well as working with the catchers and serving as third base coach. During his four years, he coached one All-American (Casey Gillaspie) and three Freshman All-Americans (Alec Bohm, Dayton Dugas, Greyson Jenista).
“Coach Walker has decided that family is #1 as a father and husband,” Head Coach Todd Butler said. “I have great respect and admiration for Brian’s decision. His relentless work as a recruiter and coach has been unwavering over the last four seasons. We wish the Walker family the very best in their future endeavors. I will now focus my attention on finding the very best assistant coach for our Shocker players and program.”
WSU will begin a national search immediately to name the next assistant coach at Wichita State.