Joseph "Joe" Walker

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Coaching | Track & Field

Joseph Walker Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Joseph "Joe" Walker Stats, Bio

Born: April 11, 1947

Hometown: Utica MS

Year Induction: 2018

High School

Utica High School

  • Lettered in basketball, track, and cross country
  •  Played in 1965 state basketball tournament


University of Mississippi

  • Played Freshman Basketball
  • Ran Track

Mississippi College

  • earned letters Track, Cross Country and Basketbal
  • Two time Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year
  • Member of the Mississippi College Athletic Hall of Fame


1969 Assistant Track Coach at Meridian High School

1970- 1978 Head Track Coach at Mississippi College

  • coached Larry Myricks and Joe Boyles to NCAA titles in Long Jump and          Steeple Chase respectively.
  • Won three Gulf South Conference titles
  • Member of the Mississippi College Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Five time NCAA District III Coach of the Year

1979-1984 Head Track Coach at Ole Miss

1985-1988 Head Track Coach at University of Florida

  • five straight SEC Championships

1989-2012 Head Track Coach at Ole Miss

  • Six time SEC Coach of the Year
  • Led Ole Miss to 11 top 20 finishes in the NCAA
  • Coached 124 All-Americans, 60 SEC individual Champions and 12 NCAA Individual Champions

2012-2018 Assistant Track Coach-Jumps at University of Louisville

2002 USOC National Track & Field Coach of the Year 

Coached World Champion and Gold Medal Olympic Champion Brittany Reese

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