Baller manager

Sophomore Chase Walker manages the girls’ basketball team

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Photo by Misty Morris

Story by Katie Biggar, staff writer

From helping the team warm up to assisting the coaches hand and foot, sophomore Chase Walker, despite his disabilities, has found his place as manager for the girls’ basketball team.

Walker became the student manager for the team at the beginning of the school year. He was sought out by the girls’ basketball coach, Robert Cochran for his love for the game and his desire to help. Walker takes care of many important tasks such as organizing equipment, putting the basketballs in place and helping the coaches manage their time.

“I help the team and coaches with anything they need. If they need something as soon as possible, I’m their guy,” Walker said,  “I also help with drills and do anything that is asked of me.”

Although he has limitations, Walker makes sure to constantly please those around him and fulfill his duties to the best of his ability.

“I’m a firm believer that having genuinely good people apart of your team and your program always makes you better, and Chase is definitely a good and hard working person,” Cochran said. “I chose him to be our team manager because of his compassion towards the girls and the game. It was a win-win situation.”

Along with being a helping hand to the coaching staff, he has also been an encouraging friend to the girls.

“I honestly love his personality,” Junior basketball player Chantiuna Meadows said. “He brings a lot of happiness to the team because of his courage and dedication to everything he does.”

Chase is a constant help around the girls and relates to them well because of his personable personality and character. The girls on Walker’s team find him to be social and nothing but friendly.

“I like being a part of the team because I get to help out others and do what I love on a daily basis,” Walker said. “It’s a great feeling.”