Matt Walker Named Head Coach At UW-River Falls
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Matt Walker, who spent last season as
tight ends coach for the Butler football team, has been named head
football coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
It’s the second head coaching appointment for the 33-year-old
Walker, who joined the Bulldogs for the 2010 season, formerly served as head coach at DePauw, 2006-09. During his time at DePauw, the Tigers compiled a 22-8 record and placed runner-up in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2007 and 2008. He also served as an assistant coach at DePauw from 2000 to 2005.
A two-sport athlete in football and baseball as an undergraduate, Walker earned his degree from DePauw in 1999. He earned a master’s degree at Indiana State in 2001.
Walker becomes the 20th head football coach in UW-River Falls history. He replaced former head coach John O’Grady, who retired after the 2010 season.