Holy Cross Names Erin Walker Assistant Volleyball Coach
"We are so excited about adding Erin to our staff," said Cafarchia. "Not only is she a great player, she has a deep knowledge of the game from her many years of experience in coaching. Erin was a middle and outside hitter and brings knowledge about blocking and hitting from a high level of play. Erin is looking to pursue coaching as a career and we could not be more excited about the determination, energy and creativity she brings to the staff."
Walker spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant volleyball coach at New Hampshire. She had numerous responsibilities which included assisting in the creation and coordination of drills in daily practices, assisting with all phases of recruiting, coordinating advertising and fundraising for Dig Pink, and supervising and assigning responsibilities for the team manager. Walker also served as the volleyball camp coordinator. She has also earned coaching experience as the head coach of the Junior Olympic New Hampshire Seacoast 18 Elite team.
Walker had an outstanding playing career at UNH as she was a three-time member of the America East All-Conference team and was a two-time team captain. In 2003 and 2005 she earned first team All-Conference honors, while in 2004 she received honorable mention accolades. She also became only the fourth player in UNH history to record 1,000 career kills. Walker won the 2005 Holly Young Most Valuable Player Award which is given to the MVP of the UNH volleyball team. In 2002 and 2003 the Wildcats won the America East championship and went to the NCAA Tournament. Walker was also strong in the classroom as she was an Academic Scholar Athlete and a member of the Dean's List in every season, while she won the 2004 Bill Knight Scholarship. Following graduation, Walker played professional volleyball for the SWE-Volley Team in Erfurt, Germany.
Walker has a master's of kinesiology, sports studies degree from UNH, while she earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and justice studies from UNH in 2006.