Walton Added to Memphis Staff
Jan. 27, 2000
Memphis, TN - Tim Walton, who coached defensive backs during the 1999 season for Bowling Green State University, has been hired to replace David Lockwood as the Tigers' secondary coach.
"I am very pleased to have a high energy, dynamic person like Tim Walton join our staff," said Memphis head coach Rip Scherer. "He has hit the ground running and I have been very impressed with his recruiting skills."
Walton, 28, had just completed his fourth season as a full-time assistant coach at BGSU, where he worked with the Falcon's secondary in 1999. He had coached the running backs in his first three seasons on the staff.
In addition to his on-field duties at BGSU, Walton had served an NFL Internship with the Chicago Bears. In the summer of 1998 he worked with the Bears secondary and special teams. He has also worked football camps for Keith Byars and Chris Carter in addition to working Ohio State Football Camps from 1996 through 1999.
The Columbus, Georgia, native served on the staff at BGSU as a graduate assistant coach, for the defensive coaches, in 1995, prior to being elevated to a full-time spot.
After an outstanding prep career in Georgia, Walton signed a football scholarship with Ohio State University. He was a four-year letterwinner (1990-93) at Ohio State during his playing days.
Walton started 25 games during his career with the Buckeyes and recorded 159 career tackles. His senior season, he started nine games at cornerback making 39 tackles and intercepting two passes. He served as a co-captain on the 1993 team which tied Wisconsin for the Big Ten title.
Walton signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons following his senior season at Ohio State and was in the Falcons camp in 1994.
The Carver High School graduate in his hometown of Columbus, Ga. earned his degree in 1995 from Ohio State in sociology and has worked toward his master's degree in education at Bowling Green State.
He and his wife, Tracy, have two children, Trei, 6, and Timia, who was born in June.