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State High Basketball Names New Head Coach

by on June 03, 2014 2:30 PM

Joe Walker will take the sideline as the new State High Varsity Boys’ Basketball coach the school district announced late Monday night.

Walker currently teaches Science at Mount Nittany Middle School and has coached MNMS’s basketball team for the past four years. He was an all-conference player at Lock Haven University, and also a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete. 

“I am honored to be selected as the new coach for the State College Boys’ Basketball program. The program is rich in history and I look forward to contributing to its continuing success," Walker said.  

"As a former player in the area, it was always exciting to play State College.  I am just as excited for the opportunity to coach in this district with such high standards for education and athletics.  I look forward to sharing my love, energy, and enthusiasm for the game of basketball with my players and the community.”

Walker will replace longtime head coach Drew Frank who resigned following this past season. The Little Lions won the State Championship during the 2002-03 season.

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