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Walker coached over 30 All-Americans in 5 decades

ETSU legendary track coach Dave E. Walker dead at age 82

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JOHNSON CITY, TN -  Legendary ETSU coach Dave Walker passed away Saturday, following a long battle with health issues. He was 82 years old.

Walker recently retired from coaching after a career that spanned over five decades. 

After receiving both his bachelor's and master's degrees from ETSU, Walker went on to coach 34 all-americans during his tenure in Johnson City. 

From 1970-83, Walker carried his cross country teams to 14 consecutive NCAA national championship appearances, which was an NCAA record for a coach at the current time.

Not only has Walker led the Bucs to 22 cross country conference championships and 10 track and field conference titles, but he also groomed three olympians.

 In 2012 walker was inducted into the Tennessee Hall of Fame...


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