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    Jamall Walker
    Jamall Walker
    Assistant Coach

    2nd Season (2014)

    Alma Mater:
    St. Louis University '00


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    Jamall Walker is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Fighting Illini. He was hired in April 2012 to coach John Groce's first staff at Illinois.

    Walker was part of Groce's original Ohio University staff during the 2009 season. After serving as Director of Basketball Operations for Sean Miller at Arizona in 2010, Walker returned to Athens to assist Groce from 2011-12. His specialty is working with guards, and Walker mentored one of the best in the nation in OU's D.J. Cooper, a two-time first-team All-MAC selection and 2012 MAC Tournament MVP.

    Before arriving at Ohio, Walker spent one year as an assistant coach at Murray State in 2008, preceded by a one-year stint as an assistant at St. Louis in 2007.

    Walker entered the Division I coaching ranks at Ball State, where he was an assistant and recruiting coordinator for two years from 2005-06. During his time in Muncie, Walker played a key role in recruiting Chicagoland guard Maurice Acker, the 2006 MAC Freshman of the Year.

    Prior to Ball State, Walker spent two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla. While there he helped lead Redlands to a runner-up finish in the 2004 NJCAA DI tournament.

    Walker's coaching career began as a varsity assistant at Alton (Ill.) high school during the 2000 season before serving in the same position at F.L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kan., from 2001-02.

    Walker played point guard at Saint Louis for four years from 1996-99, helping lead the Billikens to the NCAA Tournament in 1998. He earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team recognition in 1996 and ranks seventh in St. Louis school history with 350 career assists.

    Walker graduated from St. Louis in 2000 with a degree in secondary education. He has a daughter, JaShawn, and he and his wife, Rebekah, have a son, Braylon.


    Born: Aug. 7, 1977
    Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
    Family: Wife, Rebekah; Daughter, JaShawn; Son, Braylon
    Education: St. Louis University, B.S., secondary education, 2000
    Playing Experience: 1996-99 St. Louis University

    Walker Coaching Experience

    Years School Position
    2013- University of Illinois Assistant Coach
    2011-12 Ohio University Assistant Coach
    2010 University of Arizona Director of Basketball Operations
    2009 Ohio University Assistant Coach
    2008 Murray State University Assistant Coach
    2007 St. Louis University Assistant Coach
    2005-06 Ball State University Assistant Coach
    2003-04 Redlands Community College Assistant Coach
    2001-02 F.L. Schlagle (Kan.) High School Assistant Varsity Coach
    2000 Alton (Ill.) High School Assistant Varsity Coach

    updated 5/2/13

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