Coach’s Statement:

“Coaching is about nurturing excellence both on and off the court.”

Solomon Walker

Solomon Walker

Coaching position(s) at HHA: Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Years at HHA: 3
College(s) or University(s) Attended & Degree: Gwynedd Mercy College 1997 – BA Sociology
Prior Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach- Vance High School (NC); Head JV Coach Independence High School (NC), Gwynedd Mercy College (PA), Community College of Philadelphia (PA), Moody Park Summer League (NJ)
Other Athletic Accomplishments: 1987-88 – 3rd Team All-Public – Franklin Learning Center.

I have spent the last fifteen years working as a counselor, teacher assistant and case manager. Furthermore, I have played and coach basketball for almost my entire life, I have played basketball on every level starting on elementary level all the way up to the college level. After my college career was over I began coaching extensively beginning as a graduate assistant coach at Gwynedd Mercy College. I have served as an assistant coach in elementary, junior varsity head coach at Independence High School and currently assistant coach at Community College of Philadelphia.

For the last 4 years I’ve had the opportunity to be part of a successful winning program at CCP. In 2014-15 season we were ranked for the first time in school history reaching as high as No#2 in the nation. We were back to back regular season and conference champions reaching the Elite 8 NJCAA nationals in back to back years 2014-2015 seasons. During my tenure at CCP I was in charge of skill development for our guards. I had the opportunity to coach several All conference players including 2015-16 Region XIX POY Jeffery Sterling.

From being a coach and player I possess a firm foundation in the understanding of basic basketball principles. I also understand how to motivate athletes for the common good. The combination of these skills will allow me to foster a positive atmosphere with which we can build a strong foundation. Throughout my time playing and coaching at the high school and college level has allowed me to study a variety of coaching strategies. I possess a wealth of knowledge and I am willing to remain flexible enough that my player’s individual talents can flourish within the structure of a team’s system.