Former ETSU track coach Dave Walker dies

Former ETSU track coach Dave Walker dies (Image 1)
Former ETSU track coach Dave Walker dies (Image 1)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Dave Walker, who coached East Tennessee State's track program for about half a century and was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.

Keith Biddix, manager at Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, said Monday night that Walker died Saturday at Johnson City Medical Center.

Walker coached East Tennessee State's track program from 1963 until his retirement in 2012. He was a member of the ETSU Hall of Fame and the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame as well as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Walker served on the NCAA track and field committee for seven years and chaired that committee for five years.

East Tennessee State named its home track after Walker in 1995.

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