Greg Walker
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Huntingdon, PA
Alma Mater: Penn State
Experience: 1st Year

Greg Walker begins his first season with the Bulldog volleyball program after serving as the men’s and women’s head volleyball coach at Pfeiffer University. 

Walker will coach outside hitters and opposite hitters, work closely with player development and handle a wide array of additional administrative duties within the Bulldog volleyball program.

Walker was most recently at Pfeiffer University, a Division II school in Misenheimer, N.C., in a dual role as the head coach of both the men and women’s volleyball programs. Under his direction the programs saw their second-consecutive Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Championship with back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. Under Walker’s leadership the programs featured the Conference Player of the Year, tournament MVP, two all-tournament honorees, five all-conference players, two academic all-conference players and 14 student athletes landing on the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll.  Walker’s team ran one of the most efficient offenses in the country finishing No. 1 statistically in NCAA Division I with 4.24 kills per set as well as No. 2 for points per set with 4.98 and No. 6 nationally with 10.74 assists per set. Walker received the 2012-13 Pfeiffer University Athletics Coach of the Year Honor and his teams received several university athletics awards.

Prior to his work at Pfeiffer, Coach Walker was an assistant coach at Mercer.  His assisted in all aspects of the program, including video analysis, statistical breakdown, recruiting, practice management and travel. He specifically worked with the team's defensive preparation as it ranked second in the Atlantic Sun Conference in blocks (1.93 per set) and digs (15.96 per set), and posted the programs second-ever win over an SEC opponent with its upset of the Georgia Bulldogs.

In the spring of 2011 and 2012, he served as an assistant coach with the Juniata College (Pa.) men’s team - a six-time Division III national championship program. In the spring of 2011, Walker helped lead Juniata to an 18-12 overall record and undefeated EIVA conference run (8-0) winning the first divisional title in over five years.  During the season, the squad had been ranked first nationally in the AVCA Division III polls en route to a season-ending No. 5 ranking, and was led by first-team AVCA All-American Chris Vrooman. In the 2012 season, the Eagles were ranked in the top four nationally all season (AVCA Poll), posted an undefeated ledger in the Continental Volleyball Conference at 8-0 (28-11 overall) and advanced to the ECAC championship. The squad featured two AVCA All-Americans, four CVC All-Conference picks and the Continental Volleyball Conference Freshman of the Year. The team also led the nation in blocking and hitting.

He was also the head coach of the Penn State women’s club team in the fall of 2009, and coached the team to capture Penn State’s first league tournament of the season. Walker also served as an assistant coach for the Penn State-Altoona women's team. In his one year with the program in 2007-08, the Lions were an AMCC conference finalist and ECAC semifinalist, and went 21-9 overall and 7-2 in conference play.

In the summer of 2011, he coached the Keystone Region Youth International High Performance Team at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tucson, Ariz. He also was a volunteer training coach with the USA A2 Men’s National Team when they were training at the 2011 Men’s Final Four. Currently, Coach Walker is a technical coach with the USA Men's National Sitting Volleyball Team that trains at the Olympic Training Center on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. He has served as a national tryout evaluator and holds a CAP level III coaching certification from USA Volleyball.   Walker is an active clinician around the country along with serving as an evaluator for the USA Volleyball High Performance Program. 

He has served on camp staff with some of the top programs in the nation including Emory, Stanford, Oregon, Penn State, Villanova, and as a clinician for Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camps. An active member of USA Volleyball, he has served as a voter for the AVCA Top 25 Polls and represented the Conference Carolinas on the AVCA Division II Head Coaches Committee.  

As a player, the libero was a part of the Penn State-Altoona men's club team that saw a top-20 NIRSA Division II ranking.  As a prep star, he played at Huntingdon Area High School for Pennsylvania Hall of Famer and coaching legend Priscilla Gibboney.  Walker studied Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness Studies in “Happy Valley” at Penn State. He has a bachelor of Sports Science in Sports Coaching, and is currently working towards a Masters of Sports Science in Sports Studies with an emphasis in NCAA Compliance through the United States Sports Academy.

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