Troy Walker was introduced as the new new varsity soccer coach at Lebanon High School on Thursday night.
Director Craig Swanson and Sporting Director Kraig Hoene welcomed Walker in a brief ceremony in the auditorium that was attended by coaches, players and parents.
Walker is a 1988 Lebanon graduate who served as an assistant coach for soccer and athletics at North Salem High School.
“This is a unique opportunity for me to come to my hometown and raise my family here,” said Walker.
Walker takes over the position that Ty Tomlin has held since 2013. Ty Tomlin, the son of longtime Lebanese soccer coach Don Tomlin, led Lebanon to the 5A state championship in 2016. The Warriors went 11-2 that season, defeating Wilsonville 34-17 to claim the title.
Before introducing Walker, Swanson expressed appreciation for Tomlin’s service at the school.
“First of all, I would like to thank coach Ty Tomlin, who is not with us today, for his years of service at Lebanon High School. I was able to work with Ty at Sprague High School and Lebanon High School. I think of the world from him and wish him well, “said Swanson. “Lebanon Warrior football has a strong, strong reputation and coach Tomlin has delivered our only national championship during his tenure. He has built champions on and off the field and while we wish him well we know he will be missed. “