Walker hired to lead HC men’s volleyball program

Release Date:
September 4, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College director of Athletics Richard Walsh has announced the appointment of Andrew Walker as the Hawks new men’s volleyball coach.

The first-year college coach will face the challenge of rebuilding a program that did not compete in intercollegiate play in 2007. Walker will begin preparations for the Hawks to resume play in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) this spring.

“Andy brings a lot of natural enthusiasm and energy”, said Wash. “I’m sure he’ll do an excellent job moving our program in the right direction”.

Walker recently served as the boys 18 and under coach with the Power Station Volleyball Club from 2003-2005. His 2003 squad reached the semifinals of the East Coast Championships. Prior to joining Power Station, Walker enjoyed success as the boys 17 and under mentor with the Eden Volleyball Club. His 2002 team captured the East Coast Championship while his teams also took three straight Western Empire Volleyball Association crowns.

At the scholastic level, Walker served as the boys’ varsity coach at Canisius High School from 1999-2001 where his program won two Monsignor Martin League titles. Prior to working at the varsity level, he led the Canisius junior varsity team to consecutive league championships.

A graduate of Buffalo State College, Walker captained the Bengals club team for two years before earning a B.S. in business studies.

Walker currently resides in Eden, NY.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.