There’s a new face in charge of the Plainview Lady Indians basketball team, and he’s old school.

There’s a new face in charge of the Plainview Lady Indians basketball team, and he’s old school.

Chad Walker is now leading the way, and he brings with him a track record of success.

Aside from the chaotic schedule of moving during the summer and trying to get to know his new squad, Walker said he’s extremely excited about his new journey at Plainview.

“When I started my job search there were a few jobs I had in mind,” he said. “Plainview was at the top of the list for me. I’ve heard nothing but positive things about the school district, and just the overall support this program has.”

Walker spent last season in charge of Bowlegs, where he guided the Lady Bison to a 17-13 record.

After earning their way into the regional tournament via the district tournament play-in game, Bowlegs managed to survive the regional consolation bracket and make it to the area tournament, where it was eliminated by Red Oak.

Walker also has previous experience at Tahlequah High School, where he spent four years in charge and managed to lead the Lady Tigers to a state tournament appearance.

The coaching journey for Walker began at Woodward High School under the guidance of Sammy Walker and Kim Kramer. 

Plainview finished last season 15-11, and was eliminated in the regional consolation round of the playoffs. 

The previous season Plainview finished 11-13.

Walker will be charged with the task this season of guiding the Lady Indians to their first area tournament or state tournament since the 2015-16 season when Plainview finished 26-2 overall and made the state quarterfinals. 

“There are a lot of returning players coming back for this year,” Walker said. “I’m an old Woodward guy and I love the zone defense. We’ve got a lot of positive things going for us right now with this program and I’m excited to be here in Plainview to experience it.” 

Plainview will be at Elk City this week for a team camp before traveling to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa at the end of the month.