Tim Walton (American football)

Tim Walton (born March 11, 1971) is an American football coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes of the NCAA who most recently was a defensive coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars and is the former defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.

Tim Walton
Ohio State Buckeyes
Position:Secondary coach / cornerbacks coach[1]
Personal information
Born: (1971-03-11) March 11, 1971 (age 51)
Columbus, Georgia
Career information
High school:Carver High School
College:Ohio State
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Walton was the secondary coach under head coach Nick Saban when the Louisiana State Tigers won the BCS National Champsionhip in 2003.

NFL coaching careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

Walton served four years as secondary coach for the Detroit Lions under head coach Jim Schwartz.[2]

St. Louis RamsEdit

Walton was hired by the St. Louis Rams as defensive coordinator on February 12, 2013.[3][4] On January 29, 2014, the Rams announced they would not be renewing Walton's contract with the team. The Rams quickly hired Gregg Williams, a former Jeff Fisher assistant in Tennessee, to take Walton's place.[5]

New York GiantsEdit

On January 15, 2015, the New York Giants announced they hired Walton as their secondary/cornerbacks coach.[6][7]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On January 16, 2019, the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Walton as their cornerbacks coach. Head Coach Doug Marrone stated that the recommendation from Jim Schwartz was a big reason for Walton's hiring. ″He said if I’m going to be a head coach again, the one guy I would hire as a secondary coach would be Tim,″ Marrone said. ″When I brought him, everything that was told to me was exactly what I thought. Someone who is extremely strong, does a good job with players and gets a lot of out of them.″ In 2021 he was retained by Urban Meyer and remained on the Jaguars staff. He missed the team’s week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans due to Covid-19 symptoms.[8]

Return to college coachingEdit

Ohio State BuckeyesEdit

On January 14, 2022, Walton was officially announced as the secondary/cornerbacks coach for his alma mater, the Ohio State Buckeyes.[9]


  1. ^ "Ryan Day Adds Tim Walton & Perry Eliano to Defensive Coaching Staff". Ohio State Buckeyes. January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  2. ^ Rapp, Timothy. "Rams Name Lion's DB Coach Tim Walton Defensive Coordinator". Bleacher Report. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Sources: Tim Walton to be Rams' DC. Espn.go.com (February 12, 2013). Retrieved on 2014-01-31.
  4. ^ Yuille, Sean (February 11, 2013). "Lions assistant Tim Walton interviews with Rams". Pride Of Detroit. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Cortland Finnegan: I still have the skills, I just have to prove it". June 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Steve Spagnuolo named Defensive Coordinator; Tim Walton new CB Coach". www.giants.com. Archived from the original on January 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Kennedy, Eric (January 14, 2015). "Reports: Tim Walton Will Be New Cornerbacks Coach". Big Blue Interactive. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Look: Jaguars Announce 1 Coach Won't Be At Game vs. Titans". The Spun. October 8, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  9. ^ "Ryan Day Adds Tim Walton & Perry Eliano to Defensive Coaching Staff". Ohio State Buckeyes. January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.

8. ^ Hope, Dan (January 13, 2021). "https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2022/01/128684/ohio-state-hires-former-jacksonville-jaguars-cornerbacks-coach-tim-walton

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