Bart Walker enters his second season as Head Coach for the Women's Basketball team at Northwest Florida State College. During the 2017-18 season, Walker led the team to a 24-7 record with an Elite 8 appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas.
Walker has 24 years of coaching behind him as he enters the 2018-19 season with the Raiders. Over his coaching career, Walker has accumulated a record of 217-71. He has earned NJCAA regional Coach of the Year honors five times and made five Elite 8 appearances at the NJCAA National Tournament.
Prior to his return to Niceville, Walker spent the 2017-18 season at Motlow State Community College. He led the Lady Bucks to a 27-6 overall record, including being ranked #18 nationally and a State Regional Final appearance as well as the school's first NJCAA Women's National Tournament appearance.
Before that he spent four seasons (2012-2016) at Tennessee Tech, where he helped lead the Golden Eagles to a Ohio Valley Conference title.
Walker was the head women's basketball coach at Northwest Florida before moving back to Tennessee. In his two seasons as head coach, the Raiders went 38-16 and made a state regional semi-final apearance.
Prior to his first stint at NWF State, Walker spent four years at the helm of the Chattanooga State Tigers. During his four years as head coach, Walker led the Tigers to three straight state regional finals appearances, including a NJCAA National Tournament Elite 8 appearance in 2006.
Walker started his coaching career at Hiawassee College in Madisonville, Tenn. His teams earned two State Regional Championships and made two NJCAA National Touranment Elite 8 appearances in 2003 and 2004. He tallied an 81-35 record during his four years with the Tigers.
During his 12 years as a junior college head coach, Walker had over 90 players earn scholarships at four-year institutions after completing their junior college careers. He had the pleasure of coaching three first team All-Americans and six second-team or honorable mention All-Americans as well.
Walker received his Bachelors in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision of Education from Lincoln Memorial University, and his Associate of Science from Walters State Community College.