Jon Walker graduated from George Washington High School in Danville VA in 2005. Walker was named District Player of the Year as a Junior and Senior, Region Player of the year as a junior, and later, Metro Player of the year as a senior. Walker toted a 24-1 record as a high school pitcher.
Walker attended Campbell University on a baseball scholarship in 2005, in which he threw over 50 innings as a true freshman at Campbell. Walker transferred to Averett University in 2006 and finished his playing career with the Cougars.
Upon graduating from Averett University, Walker was offered the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator job at 22 years old. Coached and mentored by former pro, Ed Fulton, Walker spent 5 seasons at Averett learning from Fulton before stepping down to pursue travel baseball full-time.
Walker coached 16 All-Conference players during his time at Averett. Coaching at Averett, working various camps around the region and developing relationships with college coaches is what led Walker into travel baseball.
In 2010, Jon Walker started the Virginia Reds travel baseball organization. Mostly comprised of local Southern Virginia players, the teams competed up and down the East Coast. Coach Walker grew the Virginia Reds to 14 teams ranging from ages 9U-17U. Walker is also the Owner/Operator of Elite Performance Academy, LLC; a 20,000 sqft. indoor baseball training facility. Coach Walker and staff train 125 players a week at the indoor facility. Coach Walker states that his biggest accomplishment in travel baseball is helping over 200 of his players to go on to play NCAA Baseball.