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Walter Chun
Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Alma Mater (Year)=>Cal (2001)
Experience: 10 Years


A former Cal golf standout, Walter Chun is in his ninth season on the Golden Bears' coaching staff in 2012-13 and his fourth as associate head coach, with the Bears making the NCAA Championship in each of his first three campaigns in his current role after a previous five-year absence. Chun was promoted to his current role in September of 2009 after five seasons as an assistant coach. He was also as an administrative assistant when Cal won the NCAA title in 2003-04.

Cal started the 2012-13 campaign by winning all five events in the fall for the first time in school history. The Bears also had several firsts in 2011-12, including an NCAA match play victory in the quarterfinals, a trip to match play at the NCAA Championship, NCAA Regional and Pac-12 titles, a school-record six victories to double the previous record and top-five finishes in all 14 events.

Chun has been recognized nationally for his coaching exploits. He was honored with the Jan Strickland Award as the nation's top assistant coach for his work during the 2007-08 season. In June of 2009, he served as a Team USA assistant coach for the Palmer Cup pitting the top eight American collegiate golfers against their European counterparts for an event that is considered the collegiate version of the Ryder Cup.

Chun has been associated with the Cal men's golf program since 1997 when he began his playing career for the Bears. He was a two-time team captain while competing on three occasions in the NCAA West Regional (2000-02) and once at the NCAA Championship (2000). Chun has also qualified for two U.S. Amateur Championships, the first in 1999 at Pebble Beach and the second in 2002 at Oakland Hills Country Club.

Chun received his bachelor's degree from the Haas School of Business at Cal in 2001, and his master's from Cal's Graduate School of Education in 2003. He was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection (2000, '01, '02) and a two-time All-America Scholar (2001, '02).

He and his wife, Grace, live in Hayward along with their newborn son, William.

LAST UPDATED: February 21, 2013

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