Walton joined the Fighting Knights program as assistant coach in July 2015. His responsibilities include player development, recruiting, scouting and assisting head coach Julia Huddleston in all facets of the program.
Walton comes to Boca Raton following a successful four-year campaign as the point guard and captain for the University of Manitoba men’s basketball team in Winnipeg, Canada. The Bisons are members of Canada’s national governing body of university sport, the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
Along with being a four-year team captain, Walton earned team MVP honors in 2012 and 2013, was the Jack Lewis Scholarship Award Winner in 2011 and 2012, and was a member of the Canadian West Second Team in 2013.
In his final season with Manitoba, Walton averaged 10.6 points per game and a team-high 4.1 assists per outing in 20 starts.
During his tenure with the Bisons, Walton served as the men’s basketball Video Coordinator for all four years. He also obtained a High Performance Athlete coaching certification from the Coaching Association of Canada.
Walton has been an active youth basketball coach in both the United States and in Canada. He has assumed the head coaching role for the 15-under Georgia Metros of the EYBL in Atlanta, Ga. since 2012, and was a camp counselor at Georgia Tech University. North of the border, Walton has been involved with the Manitoba Bisons’ junior basketball program, supervising league games and teaching fundamentals as a Camp Instructor since 2011.
After a standout three-sport career at Southwest DeKalb High School, the Decatur, Ga. native remained in his home state to attend Valdosta State University. Walton served as a point guard on the hardwood for two seasons on the Blazer’s NCAA Division II basketball squad, starting in 20 games and leading the team in assists his second season. He was named to the Gulf South All-Tournament Team as a sophomore.
Walton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Manitoba in 2015, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Valdosta State University in 2011.