Walker, in his 14th year on the Delaware State University staff, was appointed as interim head coach of the Hornets on Jan. 30, 2014.
He joined the team as an assistant coach in July 2000.
Walker has worked primarily with the DSU post players. Last season, Hornet sophomore center Kendall Gray set a team record with 75 blocks. The Hornets recorded 185 blocks during the 2012-13 campaign, the second-best single-season mark in team history.
During the 2011-12 season, his work with the Hornet big men was instrumental in the team's school-record 192 blocks, shattering the record previously held by the 1989-90 squad. Delaware State was tops in the MEAC and fifth among all NCAA Division I teams at 6.6 blocks per game last season.
In addition, DSU power forward Marques Oliver moved into first place on the team's list for career blocks during the 2011-12 campaign. Oliver finished his career with 222 blocks. Also, Oliver established a team single-season record with blocks during the 2011-12 campaign. Another Walker pupil, Kendall Gray, had 54 blocks in just 17 games as a freshman that season. Gray was tops in the MEAC and ninth among all NCAA Division I players in blocks (3.2 pg) when he was sidelined with a season-ending knee injury.
Walker helped lead the Hornets to three consecutive MEAC regular season titles from 2004 to '07, during which the Hornets posted a league record of 46-8 (.850). The Hornets appeared in three consecutive MEAC Tournament championship games, capturing the title and accompanying NCAA Tournament berth in 2005. The following year, Delaware State defeated Northern Arizona on the road in the National Invitation Tournament for the team's only national post-season win. The Hornets also appeared in the 2007 National Invitation Tournament.
Walker served as head coach at Division II Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000. He posted a 91-102 overall record at Shaw, including a 21-9 mark and the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth during the 1994-95 season. He led the team to a 17-9 mark in the 1997-98 campaign. The Bears finished in the Top 10 of the Sheridan Broadcast Network Black College poll during two of Walker's seasons.
In 1998, he coached a team of U.S. collegiate players to a bronze medal at a tournament in Russia. From 1987 to '93,
Walker was an assistant coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP was ranked number one in the NCAA Division II poll during parts of three seasons while Walker was on the staff.
Before entering the coaching ranks, he enjoyed a playing career that included a one-year stint with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers in the mid-1980s. Prior to reaching the NBA, Walker played a total of seven years with various European and U.S. professional basketball leagues.
As a collegiate player at Clemson, he helped lead the Tigers to a 23-9 overall record and an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament during the 1979-80 season. Walker, a 1981 Clemson graduate, played three seasons with the Atlantic Coast Conference school.
Keith and wife Kim have three children, Dockery, Zachary and Sawyer.