Last fall, Jason Walker was in his fourth year as a defensive graduate assistant at BYU. This fall, he will be the head football coach at Southern Virginia University, an NCAA Division III school in Buena Vista, Va.
That's a pretty rapid climb.
Walker joined the SVU staff on March 20 as the Knights' defensive coordinator. But when recently hired head coach Tyler Hughes left SVU before even coaching a game to take the head job at D-II Minot State, Walker was given the reins to the program.
"Jason Walker is a diligent worker, a quick study and passionate about football and building young men," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said in a news release on the SVU website. "I believe this is a great choice by Southern Virginia as it seeks to expand and improve its reputation through football."<