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HONOLULU – Chaminade University men’s basketball head coach Eric Bovaird announced Wednesday the promotion of Dantley Walker to Associate Head Coach.
Entering his fifth year with the Silverswords, Walker spent the previous four seasons as the team’s second assistant coach, helping the ‘Swords reach the Pacific West Conference Championships all three times the tournament was held during his tenure. In his first year as an assistant (2018-19), he helped the program reach the NCAA West Regional for the first time since 2014.
Walker graduated from Chaminade in 2018 with a degree in History and Political Science with a minor in Religious Studies. The Panaca, Nevada, native enjoyed a three-year career with the ‘Swords and is one of the top 3-point shooters in program history, ranking ninth with 130. One of his finest moments on the court was during his senior season when he set career highs with 23 points and dropping seven triples as the ‘Swords routed Cal, 96-72, in the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational. It is CUH’s largest margin of victory over a Division I foe in school history.
“We’re excited for Coach Dantley to move into the first assistant position,” Bovaird said. “He has been with me for several years as both a player and coach. He loves Chaminade and our men’s program. We expect him to do great things for us.”
“I’m excited to continue working with Chaminade basketball,” Walker said. “I’m very thankful for Coach Bovaird in trusting me to continue to help the program grow on and off the court. I’m looking forward to having our guys here on campus soon.”
Walker replaces Kyle Milligan who took the same position at Cal Lutheran.