|Alma Mater:||Otterbein College|
First-year head coach Lindsey Gray-Walton announed her inaugural staff for the 2018 season on Jan. 22, 2018. Kyle Walton was added as the programs volunteer assistant, while Jake Barreau and Megan Pendergast were hired as assistant coaches.
Walton served as the head coach at Transylvania in Lexington, Ky. from 2014-17. Coaching in the Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, he led the Pioneers to a 60-54 record over the last four seasons, including a 20-10 mark in 2017. Walton, who also spent his last year at Transylvania as the department’s assistant director of athletics for marketing, will work closely with the Sooners’ marketing, camp and club efforts that surround the program.
At the Division I level, Walton worked as an assistant coach for seven seasons at four institutions, including Southern Illinois, Saint Louis, Louisville and Kentucky. He also served as facility director and director of volleyball operations at Synergy Sports in Toledo, Ohio and cut his teeth coaching on the club circuit.
Walton graduated from Otterbein College in 2005 with a degree in sports management. He was part of the Cardinals’ 2002 men’s basketball Division III National Championship team.