Jim Walker
Jim Walker
Organization: College of Southern Idaho
Year: 2012 Inductee

During his 31 years as head coach at the College of Southern Idaho (1975-2005), Skip Walker captured the Scenic West Conference/NJCAA Region 18 championship 12 times. In addition, the Golden Eagles claimed eight NJCAA Western District titles, advancing to the JUCO World Series nine times.

At the national tournament in Grand Junction, CSI won a national championship in 1984 and placed third in 1988, fourth in 1986 and 1994 and fifth in 1976.

Walker also helped Team USA to success. In 1980, he was the assistant coach for Team USA at the World Games in Japan and the Friendship Games in Korea and Taiwan. In 1987 and 1988, he again was an assistant for Team USA squads that participated in the World Games in Canada and Venezuela. In 1998, he was an advisor for the Netherlands Olympic team.

Walker retired as the head coach at CSI in 2004 with an overall career record of 1,061-349 (.752). He is one of just 22 coaches in NJCAA history to reach 1,000 career victories.

Walker was inducted into the CSI Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003 and the college's baseball facility was named after him the same year. In 2013, he was inducted into the NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.