Larry Walker’s name became synonymous with Everett Community College men’s basketball. Now his name will forever be synonymous with the court his former team plays on.
The longtime Everett athletic director and men’s basketball coach will be honored by the school Saturday when the court at the Walt Price Student Fitness Center is named for him.
The naming ceremony will take place between Trojan women’s and men’s alumni games Saturday. The women take the court at 4 p.m., with the men following at 6 p.m.
Walker retired in November of 2016 after 31 years at the helm of the Everett men’s basketball program.
In his 31 seasons the Trojans went 404-474 and reached seven Northwest Athletic Conference tournaments, finishing as high as second in 1995. In July he was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame.
Walker also played a major role as Everett’s athletic director, helping resurrect sports like baseball, volleyball and cross country, as well as being a crucial figure in getting the the Walt Price Student Fitness Center built.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to recognize Larry for the countless hours of service and dedication to this college and generations of Trojan student-athletes,” current Everett athletic director Garet Studer said in a press release. “Naming this court inside of the beautiful facility that he helped build is the perfect way to honor Larry.”
Edmonds CC and Everett CC teams ranked
The Edmonds Community College volleyball and women’s soccer teams and the Everett Community College men’s soccer team remain ranked in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s latest polls.
The Tritons’ volleyball team (6-0 league, 23-6 overall) dropped a spot from fifth to sixth, despite having won 12 straight matches.
Edmonds’ women’s soccer team (7-3-1, 8-3-2) held steady as it was tied for seventh.
The Trojans’ men’s soccer squad (6-5, 9-7) dropped three spots from fourth to seventh.
Sedlacek honored as Athlete of the Week
Jackson High School graduate Kayleigh Sedlacek, now a freshman for the Minnesota State University Moorhead women’s soccer team, was named the school’s female Athlete of the Week for Oct. 1-7.
Sedlacek, the Dragons’ starting goalkeeper, is in the midst of a season in which she leads the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in saves (112 in 13 games) and ranks fourth in save percentage (.862).
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