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
Class Will Join Team in Fall of 2012
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.
As an outfielder for the Owls for two seasons, Walker maintained a good eye for the ball and great fielding touch. She hit her first homer against St. John's University on February 22, 1995, and reached base safely in 10 of her first 11 games. She scored seven runs in that same time span.
Walker was third on the team with a .302 average as a senior. More important was her team-leading on-base percentage, which was positively impacted by 20 walks. She fielded her position well with a percentage of .900 and was third among starters for fewest errors on the team.