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Coach Jim Hoover

Coach Jim Hoover

Coach Hoover reaches the 300-win plateau

It started on September 18, 1976.

It was a Saturday afternoon and football was in the air – as Walton took on Afton in the season opener. On Walton’s sidelines, though, was a young, new coach – Jim Hoover.

That day was a good one for Hoover as his Warriors won, 40-0. Quite a nice welcome to the Walton sidelines for the son of of longtime Vestal coach Dick Hoover.

Walton would go on to finish 6-3 that season and little did anybody at the time know, but the Jim Hoover era was only just beginning at the school.
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By the numbers

Years coached: 39 (1976-present)
Career record: 306-80-1 (through 2014 season)
State championships: 2 (1994, 2007) 
New York State Regional championships:
Section Four championships: 14
Section Four Division championships: 20
The Daily Star Coach of the Year: 11
Press and Sun Bulletin All-Metro Coach of the Year:


First win: def. Afton, 40-0
50th win: def. Cazenovia, 34-6
100th win: def. Tioga, 12-0
150th win: def. Windsor, 22-15
200th win: def. O'Neill, 52-13
233rd win (Section Four record): def. Hancock via forfeit
250th win: def. Sidney, 66-7
300th win: def. Harpursville, 20-6
First undefeated season: 1987 
First Bowl championship: 1983 
First Division championship: 1987 
First Section Four championship: 1987
First New York Regional championship: 1989
First State championship: 1994 
First Daily Star Coach of the Year Award: 1983
First Press and Sun Bulletin Coach of the Year award: 1994
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