Marty Walker is in his second season at the United States CoastGuard fulfilling the role of goalkeeper coach.
Marty grew up in Derry, Ireland where he played withsemi-professional outfit Institute F.C. before signing for hishometown professional team Derry City F.C. He went on to play inEngland with Blyth Spartans whilst at University beforetransferring to become starting GK at Division I Mercer Universityin Macon, Georgia. After returning to Europe Marty again had spellswith semi-professional teams in Ireland, England and in Norway.
As a goalkeeper coach Marty has trained keepers at theUniversity of Ulster in Ireland and Northumbria University inNewcastle, England. He also coached for the Irish FootballAssociation coaching their young goalkeepers on the excellence,elite and youth International programs. His coaching is not limitedto goalkeepers and he currently coaches premier teams at SportsWorld F.C.
Marty is also a qualified Sport Psychologist having completedhis Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at NorthumbriaUniversity. This has allowed Marty to set up TRAIN YOUR MIND; hisSport Psychology Consultancy that has seen him work with athletesin all sports, but in soccer Marty has assisted players fromprofessional teams such as Manchester United, Celtic, NewcastleUnited and Sunderland.
Walker has also worked with several professional goalkeepers andgoalkeeper coaches on the psychology of goalkeeping.
Living in New London Conn., Marty is currently the RegionalDirector at UK International Soccer.