Matthew Walker

 

Matthew Walker

High School: Bruceville 1927

College: VINCENNES UNIVERSITY 1929

Inducted 1985

4-year varsity performer at Bruceville which had just 130 students ...team posted a 45-5 record his final 2 seasons...2-time all-sectional ...played center 2 seasons for outstanding Vincennes College teams ... returned to Bruceville to begin coaching in '29, finishing his degree on part-time basis...won 75 percent of games over 27-yr career, most of it at Bruceville...led that school to Sweet 16 of Wabash Valley Tournament 10 times out of 20...served 8 years on IHSAA Athletic Council and Board. John Wooden said of Matthew, "He is the type of man that we need working with the youth of our country, not only because of his ideals but also because of the example he would set."

Matthew Walker


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