After joining the TCU coaching staff in the summer of 2007, Keegan Walkley will begin her fifth season as a Horned Frog assistant coach this season. Walkley became a member of the Purple and White staff on June 22, 2007, after spending the previous two seasons as assistant coach at the University of New Orleans.
"Keegan knows what she's doing," Sybesma said. "She's been there and done that in terms of a good swimmer. She is learning daily as a coach, but we are also learning a lot from her. She does a really good job in maintaining our equipment and handling our business on the road."
Working primarily with the Horned Frog women, Walkley was key in leading Sabine Rasch to an individual Mountain West title in 2011. Her work with the women also saw them take down 17 TCU records in 2011, including every TCU relay record.
Walkley swam at the University of Georgia from 1998-2001, helping the Bulldogs to three national titles. Walkley earned All-America status 14 times and claimed the individual NCAA championship in the 200-back (1:53.22) in 1999.
The four-time All-SEC First Team selection qualified for the Olympic Trials in 1996 and was a finalist in the 400-IM and 200-back events in 2000.
As an assistant coach at New Orleans from 2005-07, all swimmers under the tutelage of Walkley achieved lifetime best times in every event during the 2006-07 season. Before her stint at New Orleans, Walkley served as assistant coach with the Stingray Swimming USS Club in Marietta, Ga., where she coached junior national, national and Olympic trial qualifiers.
Walkley earned a B.S. in sports communications from the University of Georgia in 2002.