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Robert Walker is the Founder, President of the East Tampa Youth Basketball Association’s (ETYBA) Board of Directors, and Head Coach of the Tampa Titans 2017 boys travel team.
Robert is from Summit, NJ where he was a standout in football, basketball, and baseball for Summit High School. Robert attended Wagner College where he played football and lacrosse and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics. Robert later enlisted in the US Army in 1997 and later in 2000 was commissioned as an Armor officer. Robert is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. While stationed in Germany, Robert played four years for the Schweinfurt Men’s Army Base basketball team and was the Head Coach of the Schweinfurt Women’s Army Base basketball team. While serving as Head Coach, Robert led Schweinfurt to back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in team history. Later, while stationed in Belgium, Robert played three years for NATO’s US Men’s basketball team.
Upon being stationed in Tampa in the summer of 2005, Robert established the first East Tampa Thunder (girls) travel team. ETYBA’s Board of Director’s and Tampa Titans (boys) were established the following year. Since the first year, ETYBA has grown and now has an autonyms 501(c)3 Non-Profit status, the Elite Skills Training Academy, and 10 girls and boys travel and exposure teams. Robert served two seasons as the Thunder 2014 Head Coach and later moved into an Assistant Coach role. Robert has served three years as the Titans 2017 Head Coach.
Robert is a proven leader with the vision and goal of establishing an organization that provides young student-athletes the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of basketball at a highly competitive level
I want to submit a story idea for you.  Rob Walker is making a big difference in the lives of Student Athletes in the Tampa Bay area.  He is the President and founder of the  NON-PROFIT East Tampa Youth Basketball Association.  He is dedicating his life to the student basketball players of our area.  He cares more about the student athlete themselves than about the game.
He is building a phenomenal sports program from the ground up.  He is an AMAZING well-spoken local guy who is changing the lives of a lot of girls in our area.  This is not an ordinary travel ball program.  He is an advocate on behalf of these athletes helping MANY of them take their game to the next level - college.  He calls each girl on occasion to discus where they are in life and gives them wonderful constructive criticism and MUCH encouragement.
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