Phillip Jefferson Walker, finest recognised as Jeff or Mentor Walker, passed absent on November 30, 2020.

He was born on September 10, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Pamela Newell and Daniel Lee Walker. Jeff attended Calallen Significant University in which he played soccer and was an All-Condition running again. He attended Texas Point out University in San Marcos, finishing his diploma to arrive at his purpose of becoming a instructor and mentor. In 2000, he married Miranda Lewis and they ended up married for 20 a long time, sharing a adore of household, soccer (and all sports in standard), journey, and their twin daughters, Regan and Madison.

He started his coaching vocation at San Marcos ISD in 1999 below Bruce Bush at the two Goodnight and Miller Junior Substantial Schools. In 2001, he began his varsity coaching job under Mentor Jerry Vance at Liberty Hill Higher University the place he stayed until eventually 2008. He served as Offensive Coordinator for the Panthers setting up in 2002 and was portion of the teams that received again-to-back again Condition Championships in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, he remaining Liberty Hill to be Athletic Director/Head Soccer Coach at Rogers Significant Faculty. He served there for six several years accumulating a report of 59-13.

In 2014, he returned to Liberty Hill as a Special Education and learning Teacher at the Junior Superior. In 2016, he experienced the opportunity to provide as Girls Athletic Coordinator, which bundled the joy of coaching his possess daughters. In 2017, he grew to become Athletic Director and Head Football Mentor at Liberty Hill Large University and served until finally his passing. He gathered a report of 38-11 and performed in the Condition Championship in 2018. He completed the normal season of 2020 with an 8- file and the crew will go on to the playoffs.

When Mentor Walker cared little about awards, it was certainly an honor to be selected as Coach of the 12 months in 2018 ALL-CENTEX Athletics Awards. His most significant philosophy in coaching (other than the Slot-T) was “we’re going to do what’s ideal for the kids”. He was difficult since he desired his gamers to be successful not just in sports but in lifestyle. It was an honor and a privilege for him to have the opportunity to be a section of their lives. Although Football was the sport he primarily coached, as Athletic Director the two at Rogers ISD and Liberty Hill ISD he was focused on supporting the success of all athletic packages. He took excellent satisfaction in the achievements of each sport and loved the opportunity to go to as lots of game titles, satisfies, and matches as probable. Mentor Walker was a man or woman who intensely centered on loved ones, coaching, and his gamers.

Coach Walker is preceded in death by his dad and mom. He is survived by his wife Miranda and his daughters: Regan and Madison his brothers and their families: Kent and Sarah Walker, Danny and Alisa Walker, and nephews: Daniel Walker and wife Colleen, Will Walker, and Eli Walker his stepmother Donice Walker his stepfather Mike Lingle and his mother-in-regulation Margaret Lewis.

There will be a Celebration of Lifestyle to honor Coach Walker at a day to be identified.

In lieu of flowers, the loved ones requests that contributions be produced to the Liberty Hill ISD Instruction Foundation in Mentor Walker’s name. or mail checks to the administration workplace: LHISD Instruction Basis ATTN: Kristy Kercheville, Executive Director, 301 Forrest Street, Liberty Hill, TX 78642. Please take note on checks or on line that the donation is in Mentor Jeff Walkers’ identify.

By Harriet