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Retiring Walker leaves lasting legacy at Everett

From left to right, Barbara Haldi, Larry Walker and Carey Walker share a laugh before the start of Larry Walker’s retirement party at the Walt Price Student Fitness Center in Everett on Nov. 9. Larry Walker, athletic director and men’s basketball coach at Everett Commuinty College, is retiring after 31 years. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

- The Herald - Tue Nov 15th, 2016 5:22am

EVERETT During his 31 years at Everett Community College, Larry Walker did things the right way.

Walker, a soft-spoken but insightful man with a dry sense of humor, succeeded in his jobs as the Trojans’ men’s basketball coach and athletic director because he treated people well, valued loyalty, honesty and hard work, and always had his student-athletes’ best interests in mind.

It’s virtually impossible to overstate the impact Walker has had on the Everett athletic department over the past three decades. In many ways, he built the department to what it is today. He’s been virtually synonymous with Trojans athletics for a long time.

“(Our) athletes go on in school and they enjoy their two years here,” he said. “It’s all about the athletes, and it’s always been about the athletes. You see that in our goals and objectives. We’re trying to make it a very positive, rewarding experience for the student-athlete, and we make sure that we’re holding them accountable.”

Earlier this year Walker announced that he’s retiring from both jobs; Tuesday will be his last day of work. He’s looking forward to spending more time with his wife, three children and seven grandchildren.

“He’s going to be hard to replace. I don’t think they make them like that anymore,” said Chet Hovde, Everett’s women’s basketball coach since 1988. “He was able to relate to (athletes), and they respected him. That (mindset) carried over to the coaches for the different programs here. He always had the coaches’ backs (as the athletic director). He’s extremely loyal.”

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http://www.heraldnet.com/sports/retiring-walker-leaves-lasting-legacy/


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