June 11, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
Walton becomes pitching coach
at Oklahoma State
Walton has resigned as head coach at Oral Roberts to become
pitching coach at Oklahoma State under new head coach Josh
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)