Ricky Walker
Ricky Walker
Title: Head Baseball Coach
Phone: 760-252-2411 ext 7250
Email: rwalker@barstow.edu
Hometown: Wheat Ridge Colorado
High School: Wheat Ridge

2018-19 marks Coach Walker's first year at the helm for the Vikings.  Walker spent the previous four years as the top assistant under Bryan King.  

Coach Walker enters his fifth season with the Vikings. The previous four years, Walker served as the lead assistant under Coach Bryan King. Walker served as the pitching coach, strength and conditioning coach, and recruiting coordinator. In Walker’s time with BCC, he has helped lead the team to produce 23 All-Conference Players, 2 Southern California Pitchers of the Week, 1 All So-Cal Team Selection, and played an integral part in the matriculation process helping students find four year colleges to continue their student-athlete careers.

Prior to joining BCC, Walker was an assistant at Kansas Wesleyan University. In 2012-14, Walker served as the pitchers and catchers coach as well as recruiting coordinator.  Walker coached 2 All-Conference pitchers and one conference pitcher of the week. In 2014, Walker took over the position players working with hitting, infielders, and strength and conditioning.

Coach Walker has also served as an assistant at Willamette University (OR), and Colorado Christian University, working with catchers, hitters, strength and conditioning, as well as assisting in recruiting at both universities. While at CCU,  Walker helped lead the Cougars to three straight NCCAA Division I Regional Championships and World Series appearances, finishing 3rd in 2009.

Over the past 12 summers, Coach Walker has run highly respected summer programs, most recently (2015-18) the ATH Inland Empire Golden Bears (CA). Walker led the Bears to four straight Western Baseball Association North Division Championship and three NBC Summer College World Series appearances. In 2018 the Bears entered the Best of the West Tournament and finished second. Walker has also served as the General Manager and Head Coach of the Salina Blue Jays (KS) in the Walter Johnson League, and Co-General Manager and Head Coach of the Walker Transmission Baseball Club (CO), where he led WTBC to the 2011 NBC Summer College World Series,

Over Coach Walker’s 12 years coaching collegiate baseball, he has coached 15 players who have signed professional contracts.

Coach Walker resides in Barstow with his wife Shaila, their daughter Lainey and their two dogs Pudge and Yadi.