Walker tabbed as new head varsity boys basketball coach at LDHS

May 15 Written by 

Ryan Walker was named the head varsity boys basketball coach at Laurens District High School at a special called meeting of the Laurens School District 55 board of trustees on Monday night.

Walker, a native of Charlotte, currently serves as a varsity assistant coach at Dorman High School. The Dorman Cavaliers are coming off a 5A state championship season in 2016-2017.

Prior to coming to Dorman, Walker was an assistant coach at NCAA Division I USC-Upstate. Walker worked five years under Spartans head coach Eddie Payne.

Walker was also a graduate assistant at NCAA Division II Emporia State in Emporia, KS for one season.  
Walker began his collegiate playing career at Division I Southern Illinois, before finishing his career at Division II Quincy (Ill.) University. Walker transferred to Quincy following his second year at SIU.

Walker finished his career at Quincy with 1,137 points. He holds six school records, including the all-time marks with 217 three-pointers and 559 three-pointers attempted. He also holds the single-season school record with 88 three-pointers in 2005-06 and the single-game school record with 10 three-pointers against Drury set during the 2005-06 season.

Walker, who will teach physical education at LDHS, was one of four finalists to replace Ben Sinclair, who resigned in January. Walker was joined by McCormick High School head coach Rico Salliewhite, Eastside High School assistant coach Mike Morrison and Southern Wesleyan University head coach Charlie Wimphrie as finalists for the LDHS job.

(photo courtesy of USC-Upstate) 

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