Walton was previously an assistant coach for four seasons at UAB (1992-95). The Blazers won two conference titles (1992, 1994) during his first coaching tour. He returned to the UAB coaching staff for the 1998 and 1999 seasons under former head coach Pete Rancont and was named to coach Larry Giangrosso's staff June 16, 1999.
Walton served as pitching coach at Huffman High School from 1990-91. During his time at Huffman, Walton had two pitchers go on to play Division I baseball and two more to play junior college baseball.
Walton was a football and basketball coach at Simmons Middle School in the Hoover school system (suburban Birmingham) from 1996-97. During that time, Walton worked as a volunteer assistant for the Blazer baseball team.
In addition, Walton was the pitching coach for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball Summer League in 1994.
Walton played two seasons at UAB (1983-84) for the legendary Harry "The Hat" Walker. He pitched for the Blazers and posted a save in the first game ever played in Young Memorial Field (Feb. 26, 1984), a 14-8 victory over Vanderbilt. He led the team with a 3.97 ERA in 1983. In addition, Walton played two seasons at Jefferson State Community College (1981-82) in Birmingham, where he was both a closer and a starter.
A native of Birmingham, Walton received his bachelor's degree from UAB in 1990. He graduated from John Carroll High School in 1980. Walton threw three no-hitters during his high school career. He was a four-year letterwinner in both baseball and football and was on the wrestling team his junior and senior seasons.
Walton has two children and resides in Helena. He has a son, Brett Harris (7) and daughter Lexi Elise (3).