Walkosky Named To Georgia Tech Football Staff

March 13, 2012

ATLANTA – David Walkosky, who has previously worked as a head coach and assistant coach on the collegiate level, and most recently as an assistant in the Canadian Football League, was officially named as Georgia Tech’s special teams coach on Tuesday.

Walkosky will be Tech’s first special teams-only coach in Paul Johnson’s tenure as the Yellow Jacket head coach.

“David is already here on campus and he has hit the ground running,” Johnson said. “He will do a great job in coordinating our special teams and I’m excited to have him join our staff.”

Walkosky comes to the Flats after serving one season (2011) as linebackers coach for the Calgary Stampeders. After helping lead the Stampeders to an 11-7 record, he was promoted in the off-season to defensive coordinator.

Prior to working in the CFL, Walkosky spent 19 years on the college level as a Division II head coach and Division I defensive coordinator and assistant coach.

From 2008-10, Walkosky served as head coach of Division II Tiffin University in Ohio.

Before his three-year stint as Tiffin’s head coach, Walkosky spent one season (2007) as special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach at Washington State.

Walkosky was an assistant coach at Toledo from 1999-2006, working with the linebackers, defensive backs and special teams. During his eight seasons at Toledo, the Rockets produced eight winning seasons, appeared in four bowl games, won two Mid-American Conference championships and six MAC West Division titles. In 2006, Toledo’s defense led the MAC in both scoring defense and total defense, and Walkosky’s defensive secondary intercepted 11 passes, three of which were returned for touchdowns.

While at Toledo, seven of his 15 special teams units were ranked in the top 15 nationally. The Rockets blocked 24 kicks in his eight seasons. In 2003, Toledo ranked third nationally in punt returns (16.1) and fifth in net punting (42.3).

Prior to working at his alma mater, Walkosky was an assistant coach at Memphis (1992-94), Waynesburg College (1995-96) and Tennessee-Martin (1997-98).

Walkosky wore a number of hats at Waynesburg. In addition to working as assistant football coach, he was recruiting coordinator, head baseball coach and sports information director.

Walkosky began his playing career as a walk-on at Toledo. As a junior, he earned a scholarship as well as the starting job at safety. As a senior in 1990, Walkosky was the second-leading tackler on a team that was the MAC co-champion.

A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Walkosky earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Toledo. He holds a Master’s degree in athletic administration from Memphis. Walkosky and wife, the former Dr. Wendy Batchelor, have four sons: Paulo, Nicolo, Matteo and Giano.

Walkosky’s Coaching History

2011       Calgary Stampeders (CFL)            Linebackers Coach

2010       Tiffin University                           Head Coach

2009       Tiffin University                           Head Coach

2008       Tiffin University                           Head Coach

2007       Washington State                         Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach

2006       Toledo                                        Special Teams Coordinator/Secondary Coach

2005       Toledo                                        Special Teams Coordinator/Secondary Coach

2004       Toledo                                        Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties Coach

2003       Toledo                                        Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties Coach

2002       Toledo                                        Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties Coach

2001       Toledo                                        Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties Coach

2000       Toledo                                        Outside Linebackers Coach

1999       Toledo                                        Outside Linebackers Coach

1998       Tennessee-Martin                        Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach                                  

1997       Tennessee-Martin                        Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach

1996       Waynesburg College                    Defensive Secondary

1995       Waynesburg College                    Defensive Line Coach

1994       Memphis                                     Special Teams Coach/Tight Ends Coach

1993       Memphis                                     Graduate Assistant

1992       Memphis                                     Graduate Assistant

 

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