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