Donnie and Rob Walton are catching up for lost time on the baseball diamond at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium with the Oklahoma State baseball team.
Rob Walton, the OSU baseball team’s pitching coach, spent 14 years coaching at Oral Roberts University.
During that time, he didn’t get to see his son Donnie play all that much.
Now all of that has changed, Donnie is a two-year starter in the infield for the Cowboys baseball team and the father-son duo sees each other on a daily basis.
That daily interaction almost didn’t happen though.
In June of Donnie’s senior year of high school, Rob left his position as head coach of Oral Roberts for his current job at OSU.
The career move left Donnie in limbo months before college started, but he eventually made the switch from Oral Roberts to the Pokes.
The family ties don’t end with the Walton’s.
Rob and, current Cowboys head coach, Josh Holliday both played at OSU under Josh’s dad, Tom.
Both coaches bring lots of stellar experience from the playing days in the orange and black.
Rob Walton played in Stillwater from 1983-1986, where he was a part of four straight College World Series appearances.
While Josh Holliday made two trips to Omaha of his own during his Cowboy career from 1996-1999.
Hear how the relationships work in the Cowboy’s dugouts each day in the story above.