Walker to speak at May 23 programby jmaloni
Former Lewiston-Porter coach and athletic director Jimmy Walker will speak on "33 Years of Lew-Port Sports" at this month's Historical Association of Lewiston program. The event will be held at the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, 100 Center St., in Lewiston, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23. The event is free and open to the public.
Coach Walker has seen it all. A Lewiston native, he was a 1952 Lew-Port graduate who excelled at basketball and still holds the record for the most rebounds in a single game.
After graduating from Lew-Port, he went to the University at Buffalo on a basketball scholarship and eventually landed a job back at Lew-Port. Starting in 1968, most everyone knew him as "Coach" Walker. He was athletic director from 1990-2001.
Walker has stories about everything - from getting kicked out of kindergarten at the Red Brick School, to how Harry Blakeslee hired him, to coaching Jim Johnstone, who went on to become a professional basketball player. Joining Walker will be his high school teammate, Bill Vrooman, who will share some stories of his own.
This evening of Lew-Port memories includes free refreshments.