Culver-Stockton hires Stephens College coach to take over men’s volleyball program
CANTON, Mo. — Devin Walker is the next men’s volleyball coach at Culver-Stockton College. He replaces Caren Kemner, who resigned in May.
Walker was the head women’s volleyball coach last year at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. He led the Stars to their highest finish in conference play in program history. Four players were named to the all-conference team, also a program high.
“I am extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the Wildcat family,” said Walker. “I cannot wait to begin pushing the team through hard work and dedication. The foundation is there, and I think when we add a quicker offense and relentless pursuit, the team will excel.”
“Devin displayed a passion for the game during the interview process and is very well connected within the volleyball community. His head coaching experience will serve him well as he steps into this new role,” Culver-Stockton College Athletic Director Pat Atwell said. “Devin embraces the challenge of competing against the best that the NAIA has to offer, and since the national champion resides in our league, that is a great attitude to have. Devin has knowledge of the Heart garnered from his time at Missouri Valley and Central Methodist.”
Walker previously worked at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., where he served as an assistant coach with the women’s volleyball program. While at CMU, Walker helped the Eagles improve to a second-place regular season finish in the Heart of America Conference. CMU also captured the Heart Tournament title, earning an automatic bid to NAIA nationals for the second consecutive year. The team achieved the best season in program history in 2019, finishing 10th nationally.
Walker also served as an assistant at Missouri Valley College for both the women’s and men’s volleyball programs, and as the head women’s volleyball coach at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo., for one year each. Walker also has served as a coach for Team USA volleyball.
He has helped develop two All Americans, 19 all-conference players, and one freshman of the year award during his career.
Walker graduated from Missouri Valley in 2017 with a degree in music. He is working on his masters in sports administration from Central Methodist.
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