Walker Surpasses 100 Career Victories
Head men’s basketball coach Tim Walker has reached a career milestone with over 100 wins. The landmark 100th victory occurred on January 19 with a 65-55 conference win at Purdue University-North Central.
The victory marked the 12th overall win for the team this season and was the second conference win in the early stages of the CCAC schedule. Throughout the first semester of play, Walker led the Trolls to a 9-3 record, which included a five-game winning streak and significant back-to-back victories over Olivet Nazarene University and Calvin College. After a couple of losses during the semester break, the Trolls got back on target, picking up three wins in their next four games to bring Walker’s total to 100.
Walker, currently in his seventh season as the head of the men’s basketball program, accumulated an 88-99 record in his first six years. He is only the second men’s basketball coach in Trinity’s history to reach the 100 win mark, joining Gene Fitzgerald, who posted a career record of 158-179 in his 10 years at the helm.
In his career Walker has led the Trolls to the College’s first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance, a season (2004-05) in which they captured the conference tournament championship. Last season he guided the team to a 23-13 finish, the best record in over ten seasons, to a second place conference finish, and to the NCCAA National Tournament.
For the 2008-09 season the Trolls are currently 15-6 overall and at 5-1 are in second place in the conference after the first round of CCAC play. The team leads the conference in scoring defense (69.2 ppg), scoring margin (+9.2), field goal percentage (.479), three-point field goal percentage (.391), free throw percentage (.732), and assists (17.7 apg).
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