Tim Walton, a member of the coaching staff at Syracuse in 2002, enters his first year with the Tigers after being named LSU’s defensive backs coach in February.
Walton, a native of Grenada, Miss., spent the 2002 coaching the defensive backs for the Orangemen.
Walton coached the defensive backs at Memphis in 2000 and 2001. In his first year with Memphis, the Tigers ranked fifth in the nation in total defense, allowing only 275 yards per contest. He also coached two First-Team All-Conference USA selections in Idrees Bashir and Michael Stone at Memphis. Bashir was taken as the 37th overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, while Stone was taken later in the second round (54th overall pick) by the Arizona Cardinals.
Walton started his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant at Bowling Green in 1995. He was promoted to running backs coach in 1996 and then moved to coach the defensive backs in 1999.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Walton has had two summer internships with NFL teams. He spent the summer of 1998 serving as a defensive intern with the Chicago Bears and then spent the summer of 2001 as a defensive intern for the Green Bay Packers.
As a player, Walton was a two-year starter and four-year letterwinner at Ohio State, serving as co-captain for the Big Ten co-Champions Buckeyes in 1993.
Walton, a 1994 graduate from Ohio State, and his wife Tracy, have three children, Trei, Timia, and Tyler.
The Walton File:
Year at LSU: First (appointed Feb.10, 2003)
Birthdate: March 11, 1971 in Columbus, Ga.
Children: Trei, Timia, and Tyler
High School: Carver
College: Ohio State, ’94
1995-2000 Bowling Green (graduate assistant coach, 1995; running backs, 1996-98; defensive backs, 1999-2000)
2000-01 Memphis (defensive backs)
2002 Syracuse (defensive backs)