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March 26, 2014

Walker says she’s out as SHS coach

A.D. Tucker says search for new Lady Jumpers basketball coach will begin immediately


Somerset —

After defeating arch-rival Pulaski County in the opening round of this year’s district tournament, Somerset suffered a 60-40 setback to those same Lady Rebels in the championship game of the tourney, and then fell to Southwestern in the opening round of the regional tournament by a 59-43 margin.
However, the past two seasons with Walker at the helm marked the first time Somerset had been to the 12th Region Tournament in back-to-back years since the 2000 and 2001 seasons.
According to Somerset Athletic Director Bob Tucker, the decision not to retain Walker as the head coach of the Lady Jumpers for next season was not just about wins and losses or postseason appearances.
“We wish Erin nothing but the best of luck in her future, and I do believe she’s a very good young coach,” stated Tucker.
“For us right now, we really needed someone to control the whole program — that’s jayvee, freshmen, middle school, all the way down to the elementary school level,” continued Tucker. “It’s very important for us right now to have the entire package, and have a person in the job that is the face of the entire program. For where we are right now, this is going to be a very important hire for us.”
Tucker says that a search for Walker’s replacement will begin immediately, especially since teams are already gearing up for summer basketball activities — team camps, games, etc. — as soon as the school year ends.
“We’ve already had people call about the job, but we’ll have to see what positions are available teaching-wise,” said Tucker.
“We’ll for sure start advertising the opening almost immediately,” added the Somerset athletic director.
As for Walker herself, she’s not sure what the future holds for her, but she would like to land back on her feet as a head coach somewhere.

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