Four Day Event Focuses on Skill Building, Philosophy Development
Tryouts to be Held Sept. 8 in the FAU Softball Stadium
Game will Serve as Fundraiser for Semper Fi Fund
Joe Joyce Was A Constant Presence at FAU Games
More than 300 team pictures have been collected
Chan Walker returned to FAU in January 2006 after a four-year hiatus. Walker was an instrumental part of building the program as both a player (1995-96) and assistant coach (1998-2001). Her versatility and willingness to help anyone is a true asset to Coach Joyce and to any student-athlete who has the pleasure of working with her.
In 2002 she served as American Heritage High School's assistant coach, ran clinics, camps and conducted private lessons. She served as fellow FAU alumnus Amy Alderman's assistant coach at Lynn University from 2002-2004, while also working in public child care.
Her return to FAU and to college coaching brings back someone who knows the ins and outs of college athletics and the Owls. She will primarily focus on the hitters and outfielders, as well as handle the responsibilities of equipment, travel and administrative tasks. She brings to the program an awareness of the fielding techniques needed to be a successful softball outfielder.
Her first stint at FAU saw the central Florida native become a student-assistant. During that first season, Walker worked with the players as a hitting instructor, base coach and travel coordinator.
Upon graduation from FAU in December 1997, she quickly assumed the role of an assistant coach and took on more responsibilities each season. While at FAU, Walker also served as an assistant A-Sun Tournament Director in 1998 and 2000 and as an assistant SID.
Walker was a member of the inaugural FAU softball team and is still among the program's all-time leaders in career batting average and on-base percentage and is co-holder of the school record for career stolen base percentage (.955). Walker has been a part of the program for 17 of its 21 seasons, as either player or coach.
As an assistant coach, Walker has helped the Owls to six conference titles and six NCAA tournament appearances, including a Regional appearance in 2015, its first since 2006.