Brian Walker resigned as assistant baseball coach at Wichita State for family reasons, according to a news release.
“Due to personal reasons, I’ve decided that I will not be coming back to the baseball program next season,” Walker said in a statement. “To Coach (Todd) Butler and his wife Melissa, I can’t thank them enough for their understanding and constant support of me and my family. I’m thankful for my four years as a Shocker and look forward to the future.”
Walker worked with hitters and specialized in catching, the position he played in college and the minor leagues.
“Coach Walker has decided that family is No. 1 as a father and husband,”Butler said in a news release. “I have great respect and admiration for Brian’s decision. His relentless work as a recruiter and coach has been unwavering over the last four seasons. I will now focus my attention on finding the very best assistant coach for our Shocker players and program.”
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Walker was an original member of Butler’s staff at Wichita State. He came to WSU from Arkansas with Butler after working on the Razorbacks staff for three seasons, two as volunteer assistant. He played at Arkansas from 2005-07.
Walker was drafted by the Angels in the 29th round of the 2007 major-league draft and played four minor-league seasons before joining the Razorback staff.