07/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kirk Walker, Oregon State Coach, May Be The Only Openly Gay Man To Coach Division I Sport

TUALATIN, Ore. -- Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac in a leafy suburban neighborhood, Kirk Walker lives the life of a role model quietly.

No rainbow flags hang from the front of his house; political causes have never stirred him. And truth be told, Walker, the longtime Oregon State softball coach, has always been so absorbed by his work that he has not given much thought to being possibly the only publicly gay man coaching a Division I sport.