Sean Miller rounded out his administrative staff with the addition of Jamall Walker as the director of basketball operations, where he oversees the program's daily operations.
Walker, 31, brings 11 years of coaching experience to the Wildcat staff, including the last five seasons on the NCAA Division I level. Most recently, he was an assistant coach at Ohio University under John Groce in 2008-09, where he worked primarily with the Bobcats' ballhandlers.
Walker spent the 2007-08 season as an assistant at Murray State University, where he helped the Racers to a runner-up finish in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Additionally, he served as an assistant coach at Saint Louis University in 2006-07, where he directed the team's scouting efforts and helped the Billikens win 20 games for the first time in more than a decade.
He spent two seasons as an assistant at Ball State University (2004-06), spearheading the Cardinals' recruiting. During his time in Muncie, Ind., one of his key signees, Maurice Acker, garnered Mid-American Conference Freshman-of-the-Year honors in 2006.
Prior to his move to the Division I level, Walker was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., from 2002-04. In his two seasons, RCC posted a 67-5 record and the Cougars finished as the NJCAA Division I runner-up in 2003-04.
His coaching career started at Alton (Ill.) High School in 1999, where he was a varsity assistant coach. Walker held the same position at F.L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kan., from 2000-02.
A native of Wichita, Kan., Walker is a 2000 graduate of Saint Louis University with a degree in secondary education. He started 73 games for the Billikens from 1995-99, guiding the team to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1998. He was a Conference USA all-Freshman selection in 1996. His 350 career assists still rank sixth in SLU basketball annals, while his 132 steals are tied for fifth. Walker was the 1995 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year at Wichita South High School and a McDonald's All-America nominee.
Walker has one daughter, JaShawn.