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Walker already had backed away from coaching the 15s team in favor of Ray Egan. Former Eagle 7s player Peter Sio will take over the Belmont Shore 7s team for this summer, and Walker, who remains a club officer, will help him in the transition.
Walker told RUGBYMag.com that he is concentrating more and more on the Tiger Rugby program, which is planning as many as 12 overseas trips this year. With him being fully involved in that, Walker will not have the time to devote to the Shore 7s team, which won three national club 7s titles from 2009-2012.
Walker has been in the conversation as a replacement for Alex Magleby as USA Head Coach, and this move does nothing to detract from that speculation.
According to some sources, Walker was actually thinking about stepping down last year, but felt he couldn't as the Belmont Shore 7s team had lost so many players he would be leaving the team in the lurch. As it turned out, he stayed, and led the team to another national title. For that, he was named co-coach of the year with Egan by RUGBY Magazine.
As 15s Coach and working with Egan, Walker led Shore to five consecutive national Super League and DI title games, winning three. His teams' record at national 7s tournaments is 35-5-2, and in addition he led teams to three straight club/elite finals at the Las Vegas Invitational, going 16-2 during that time.