Assistant Coach Kyle Walton is in his
first season with the University of Southern Indiana volleyball coaching
staff. Walton assists Head Coach Leah Mercer in all aspects of the USI
Walton was formerly the Director of Volleyball Operations at Synergy Sports and Fitness in Toledo, Ohio, after graduating with a bachelor's degree in sports management from Otterbein College (Westerville, Ohio) in June 2005.
A native of Edon, Ohio, Walton also coached two teams for the Toledo Volleyball Club this past spring—a 15-16 Early Bird squad and a 16-2 Elite Team.
While attending Otterbein, Walton played basketball and baseball, while serving as a student assistant coach for the volleyball team. Walton helped lead Otterbein's men's basketball team to the NCAA III championship as a sophomore in 2001-02.
As an assistant coach on the volleyball team, he assisted with daily practices as well as the off-season workout program. Walton has been around the game of volleyball his entire life as his father was the head coach at Edon High School for 20 years.
During his prep career, Walton assisted his father with the volleyball program and was a three-sport star, earning All-Conference honors in golf, baseball, and basketball.
Walton will be working toward a master's degree in public administration during his stay at USI.