June 11, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Walton becomes pitching coach at Oklahoma State


Rob Walton has resigned as head coach at Oral Roberts to become pitching coach at Oklahoma State under new head coach Josh Holliday.


Walton coached at ORU for the past 14 years, including nine as head coach. He amassed a record of 365-167 (.686) and was named Summit League Coach of the Year five times. Walton led the Golden Eagles to a conference title and NCAA Regional bid in each of his nine seasons, with five campaigns of 40 wins or more.


A member of the Cowboys from 1983-86, Walton posted a career record of 20-3 with a 3.74 ERA in 54 appearances. He went 13-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 19 games as a senior, registering nine complete games.


Walton was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 25th round of the 1986 MLB Draft and spent four years in their minor league system. He was an area supervisor for the Cleveland Indians for three years before becoming an assistant coach at ORU.


(photo by Dennis Hubbard)