Freddie Walker is in his fourth season on the Pitt strength and conditioning staff. Walker, who was elevated to associate strength and conditioning coach in 2016, plays a lead role in the physical development of the Panthers.
Prior to Pitt, Walker was on the strength staff at Illinois (2012-14), working with the Fighting Illini football team. He was promoted to an associate coach role for his final season in Champaign.
Walker additionally served as a graduate assistant strength coach at Michigan State, working with the Spartans’ Big Ten title team in 2010 and Legends Division champion squad in 2011.
A native of Lansing, Mich., and graduate of Grand Ledge High School, Walker played defensive back at Bowling Green. He graduated from BGSU in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology while specializing in exercise science. In 2012 he earned his master’s degree from Michigan State in kinesiology-exercise physiology.
Walker is married to the former Susie Jean.