Walker completed his 15th season leading the Bulldogs. He moved to Martinsburg after turning around a woeful program at East Hardy.
He has guided Martinsburg to the postseason in every year but the first season he took the helm, and along the way has become the state's winningest postseason coach with 30 triumphs. He broke the record of Moorefield's Alan Fiddler, who was Walker's college roommate.
"He knows what he's doing and knows how to put someone in the right position to be great,'' Dhatt said. "He knows hard work. As long as you work hard, he'll notice you.''
Brown and teammate Eugene German, the Hunt Award winner as the state's top lineman, both signed to play Division I football.
"He's definitely the best coach I ever played for,'' said German, who spent his first two years at Thomas Johnson in Maryland. "I love Coach Walker.''
Walker's players speak openly of their love for him.
"He's a great coach,'' Dhatt said. "I couldn't have asked for a better coach. He is the best coach I've ever had. I couldn't be more thankful to play for him.''
German said Walker's ability to relate to his players is what stands out.
"He knows how to communicate with players that we'll communicate back,'' German said. "He knows how to talk to us, definitely.''
The players say Walker chooses his words wisely and knows when to address them.
"All of the coaching staff, they don't show too much emotion,'' Brown said. "They like to crack jokes; they're very laid back. It's just a joy to be a part of that.''
For Dhatt, Brown and German, their days on the playing field with Walker are over. Their respect for and relationship with their coach, however, won't end.
"He's just one heckuva coach,'' German said. "I love him to death. His number's always going to be on my phone no matter what.''