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David Walker

Inducted 2012

Hearing “shoulders square” is not the only thing David Walker’s players will remember him for. His determination, winning attitude and dedication is what they claim will take them far in their own endeavors.


Walker lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Hilliard High School in Ohio. He continued his football career for four years at Ohio Northern University, before returning to Hilliard as an assistant coach. In 1975, Walker moved to Florida and became an assistant coach for eight years at Naples High School. 


In 1979, he started his 33-year tenure as the girls head basketball coach and completed his storied career with a record of 611-282. He reached the 600-win milestone on Dec. 13, 2011 with a 61-48 victory over Palmetto Ridge.


Walker has coached five Florida High School All-Star teams in national tournaments, such as the Basketball Congress International from 1990-93, and Deep South National in 2000 and has been the Treasurer of the South Florida Association of Basketball Coaches since its inception.