Walton was an assistant coach for the Oklahoma Sooners softball team of his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, for four seasons from 1999 to 2002. He accepted the head coaching position for the Wichita State Shockers softball team at Wichita State University after the 2002 season, and tallied a three-season win-loss record of 123–64 from 2003 to 2005.
After taking over the Florida Gators softball program in 2006, Walton has compiled an overall win-loss record of 331–80 (.805) as the Gators' head coach. All six of his Gators teams have qualified for the NCAA Tournament In both 2008 and 2009, the Gators won the Southeastern Conference championship and the SEC tournament title. His last four Gators teams have advanced to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, with the 2009 and 2011 teams advancing to the championship final.
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