Sources close to the Villanova Basketball program are noting that current New Mexico assistant coach Chris Walker is close to being named Jay Wright's lead assistant on the Main Line according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
As we mentioned almost three weeks ago, Walker graduated from ‘Nova in 1992 and has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico under their head coach Steve Alford.
While at Villanova, Walker started 96 games and was named to the All Big-5 team twice. As a Wildcat, he participated in two NCAA Tournaments and two NIT trips. His 404 Assists at ‘Nova rank him 13th All-Time. He is also 8th in Career Steals with 185.
Chris Walker Coaching Career
- Loyola Marymount 1992-96 (Graduate Assistant)
- Vanderbilt (1996-99)
- Pepperdine (1999-00)
- Villanova (2000)
- UMass (2001-05)
- New Mexico (2007- current)