Craig was born and raised in Bend. In 1981, Craig accepted a coaching and teaching position at Bend High, where he taught PE and health. He also began his long coaching career at BSH, accepting the head-coaching job in 1988. During his career as head football coach, Craig became one of the most successful and respected high school football coaches in Oregon. Craig was the head coach from 1988 to 2011. He also served as the school’s athletic director from 2009 to 2014.
Craig Walker’s fingerprints can be found across the entire campus of Bend High. From the athletic facilities, to the classroom, to the culture of the school, his impact has been dynamic, selfless and positive. His greatest gift to the school has been the ability to build coalitions that have connected Bend High with the greater Bend community for the benefit of our school.