Just prior to his first season back in Aggieland, WR Coach, Steve Kragthorpe has stepped down to take care of a family medical issue.
Troy Walters will be his replacement as position coach. I don't think he will have quite the same hands-on role on the offense as the former Tulsa and Louisville head coach would have but at the position, he is very much qualified.
We are getting him from Indiana State where he was about to serve his second season as Offensive Coordinator. The 34 year old, former wide receiver hails from A&M Consolidated and took his ability to Standford where he won the 1999 Biletnikoff Award (and picked up a master's degree - from Stanford, not too shabby). He played in the NFL for 8 years with Minnesota, Indianapolis, Arizona, and Detroit.
Coach Sherman made an important note that Walters is familiar with the West Coast Offense and knows the terminology that we use, so that should help his arrival be somewhat seamless.
Interestingly, his father, Trent Walters, was the DB coach here at A&M during the height of our defensive domination from 1991-1993 (which explains how Troy landed at Consol) and Troy was a ballboy for Coach Slocums squad.
Our thoughts go out to Coach Kragthorpe and his family as they face a difficult time in their lives. Gig'em and God Bless.