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Ms. Kathy Richey-Walton

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DeKalb County Schools
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd
Stone Mountain , Georgia 30083
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  • masters of arts degree
    University of Iowa
  • bachelor of science degree
    Ashland College
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Colorado Springs, Co. - Kathy Richey-Walton, head coach at Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Ga., today was named head mentor for the 2010 USA Basketball Women's Youth Olympic Games Team.
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"The (USA Basketball Women's Developmental Committee) did an awesome job," said Kathy Richey-Walton, USA Youth Olympic Games and Southwest Dekalb High School head coach.
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The coaching staffs, selected by the USA Basketball Junior Development Committee, include Diane Richardson (Riverdale Baptist High School, Md.), who will head up the USA Red Team with the help of assistant Gail Hook (Monarch High School, Colo.). Kathy Richey-Walton (Southwest DeKalb High School, Ga.) has been tabbed to lead the USA White Team and will be assisted by Michael Ensly (Dallas Lincoln High School, Texas); while the USA Blue Team will be coached by Ron Conner (Fairfield Union High School, Ohio), with Rhonda Farney (Georgetown High School, Texas) as his assistant coach.
Head Coach: Kathy Richey-Walton A 21-year head coaching veteran at the high school and college level, Richey-Walton has a wealth of experience on the sidelines.The head coach at Southwest DeKalb for the past four years (2001-02 through 2004-05), Richey-Walton led her squads to the Georgia 7AAAAA Sweet Sixteen in 2002-03 and a Region 5AAAA runner-up finish in 2004-05.
Prior to Southwest DeKalb, Richey-Walton served as head coach at Spelman College (Ga.) for 10 years (1987-88 through 1996-97).Richey-Walton started the first intercollegiate basketball and track and field programs at Spelman and served as an instructor in the physical education department.From 1991-93, she served as Athletic Director / Department Chair of Spelman's athletic department.
Richey-Walton has also been head coach of the AAU Georgia Metros team for the last eight years (1998 to present), a position she also held from 1990-94.Under her tutelage, the team has earned two AAU state championships (1990 and 2001), a third-place national finish in 2001, fourth in 2004 and fifth in 2002.
Richey-Walton received her first head coaching position at Slippery Rock University (Pa.) where she started the women's basketball program and compiled an 82-68 (.547 winning percentage) record in seven years (1981-82 through 1987-88) at the school.In just her second year at Slippery Rock in 1982-83, she led the team to a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) division championship, a runner-up finish in the PSAC tournament and a No. 14 national ranking.Richey-Walton also led the school to the PSAC playoffs four straight years between 1983-84 and 1986-87 and a PSAC championship and a No. 20 national ranking in 1985-86.In addition to her coaching duties at Slippery Rock, Richey-Walton was an instructor in the physical education department and ran the program's girls basketball camp.
Beginning her coaching career with a two year (1977-78 to 1978-79) stint as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa, Richey-Walton helped the school to a second-place finish in the Large College State Iowa Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.She then spent three seasons (1979-80 to 1981-82) at the University of Wisconsin as an assistant coach.At Wisconsin, Richey-Walton helped the Badgers make an Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Final Eight appearance in 1982.
A 1978 graduate of Ashland College (Ohio), Richey-Walton received her master's in athletic administration from the University of Iowa in 1994.She served as talent coordinator / special project manager of the WBCA from 1998-2000, where she identified players for the Phoenix/WBCA High School All-America Game and the Reebok/WBCA Premeir Camps.In the summer of 1991, Richey-Walton traveled to Niger, Africa, to teach the Nigerian Women's National Basketball Team basketball skills in preparation for the African Games.
Head Coach: Kathy Richey-Walton, Southwest DeKalb High School (Ga.)
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WBCA - Women's Basketball Coaches Association
Kathy Richey-Walton
After coaching for more than 20 years at the college level, Kathy Richey-Walton accepted a coaching/teaching position in the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, Georgia. Ms. Richey-Walton coached and taught for two years at McNair Middle School before transferring to Southwest DeKalb High School in 2002. Since arriving at Southwest DeKalb High School (SWD), the girl's basketball program has posted a 70-33 record. In her first year at SWD the Lady Panthers finished third in the 7AAAAA Region making it to the State AAAAA Sweet 16. In 2005 and 2006 the Lady Panthers finished second in the 5AAAA Sub-Region and once again advanced to the Georgia High School State Play-Offs. During her tenure at Southwest DeKalb high school, her teams have been named DeKalb County Tip-Off Club Team of the Year and Team of the Month and she has been named Coach of the Year and Coach of the Month during the same time.
Coach Walton gained national experience when she coached the Blue Team to a Silver Medal during at the 2005 USA Olympic Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She also coached the Georgia Metros 16 and Under team to four national championships, winning the 16 and Under AAU Nationals and the 17 and Under United States Junior Nationals (USJN) in Washington, D.C in 2005. The Georgia Metros went on to repeat as the 17 and Under USJN Champions and won the Nike National Championships in Augusta, Georgia in 2006. Coach Walton also coached the Georgia Elite AAU Junior Olympic Team that reached the elite eight at the Junior Olympics in Hampton, VA in 1999.
Before becoming a teacher and coach in the DeKalb County School System, Coach Walton served as the Talent Coordinator for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). In March 2006, Ms. Richey-Walton joined the WBCA organization again as the National Chair for the WBCA Girl's High School Basketball Committee.
Prior to her two-year stint at the WBCA, Ms. Richey-Walton was a member of the faculty at Spelman College as an Instructor/Coach. Mrs. Richey-Walton also represented the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation as their Chair and Athletic Director. Coach Walton was the first basketball and track and field coach for intercollegiate athletics at Spelman College where the program earned respect for having outstanding student athletes. As a non-scholarship institution, the team posted a 48-8 record against non-scholarship schools while concurrently competing primarily against Division II institutions.
Coach Walton first garnered international experience when she trained the Nigerian National Women's Basketball team in 1991. Her other international experiences included working on several Olympic projects prior to the arrival of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1994, Mrs. Richey-Walton served as the Envoy for the Nigerian Olympic Team. Then, from August 1995 to August 1996 she was the Assistant Project Director for The Olympic Woman: A Curriculum for Georgia Middle School Students. Finally, during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games she volunteered as a training site manager for the basketball venues.
Ms. Richey-Walton's professional experiences also include six years at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, where she taught method courses and activity courses while coaching the women's basketball team to appearances in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament five times, winning the PSAC post-season tournament in 1986. Included in her coaching career at "The Rock" is the team's participation in the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1985-1986.
Before accepting the position at Slippery Rock University, Mrs. Richey-Walton was an Assistant Basketball coach at the University of Iowa and helped direct that team to second place at the IAIAW Division I tournament in 1979. At the University of Wisconsin, she moved to the top assistant post and was instrumental in guiding the Wisconsin team to the quarter-round of the Division I AIAW Nationals in 1982.
Mrs. Richey-Walton received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio, and Masters of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. She currently resides in Decatur, Georgia with her husband, William, and her three children, Richey, Stephan, and Sydnee.
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