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Marvin Walker named assistant women’s basketball coach

Bearcats complete staff for upcoming season

October 3, 2012

Marvin Walker named assistant women’s basketball coach

VESTAL, N.Y.—The Binghamton women’s basketball program has announced the hiring of Marvin Walker as an assistant coach. He brings 15 years of coaching experience at both the high school and college levels.

“I am excited to have Marvin join our staff,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “He brings in an extensive background in player development and defensive concepts.  I love his competitive spirit and he is a tireless worker. His personality is what sets him apart as a recruiter and he has a great understanding of the caliber of student-athletes that we are looking to bring into our program.”

The past two seasons, Walker was an assistant coach at Trinity (Texas). He was a volunteer assistant during the 2010-11 season before being elevated to full-state status last year.

Prior to his stint at Trinity, Walker was the head coach for the St. Mary’s Hall girl’s varsity team in San Antonio from 2005-2010. The Barons greatly improved under Coach Walker’s guidance. They only had two wins during his first season, and registered 37 victories over his last two years at the school.

Before arriving at St. Mary’s Hall, Coach Walker was assistant girls coach at San Antonio’s Taft High School. The Raiders were ranked No. 1 in Texas, and advanced to the Class 5A state semifinals in 2004.

Walker was selected to be the coach of the 2005-06 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Girls All-Star Game as well as the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Game.

Walker founded Infinity Hoops (formerly Triple Dub Hoops), a one-on-one basketball training company. He has extensive experience in training athletes, ranging from elementary through college.

A 1997 graduate of Texas-San Antonio, Walker earned his master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy in 2002. He and his wife Tiffany have a nine-year old son named Gavin.

With the hiring of Walker, Binghamton heads into the season with Scholl, Walker and assistant coaches Sarah Cartmill and Leah Truncale rounding out the staff.

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