Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/19/11
From Press Releases
Eastern University Director of Athletics Brad Fields today announced that Avon Grove and Ursinus College graduate Kevin Wallace will assume leadership of the Men’s Lacrosse Program on an interim basis for the 2011-12 school year.
Wallace, who served as Eastern’s defensive coordinator for 2011, has been managing the program since the departure of Brandon Childs in August.
Fields expressed optimism about the direction of the program and Wallace’s ability to keep things moving forward.
“We are excited to have Kevin Wallace step in and serve as our Head Men’sLacrosse Coach and Coordinator of Athletic Recruiting,” hesaid. “Kevin has been a part of our Eastern Athletics family for the past year as an assistant coach and was a key part of one of the program’s most successful campaigns in school history.”
The interim tag gives Wallace a chance to show his leadership ability, while giving the Eastern program stability in the transition period.
“Due to the timing of the transition,” Fields said. “We decided that after a brief search for a permanent head coach, it was best to opt for stability and immediate leadership for our young men and postpone a more extensive search until the spring.”
In addition to his leadership role in the Lacrosse program, Wallace will serve the department as the Coordinator of Athletic Recruiting.
Wallace starred at Avon Grove where he was a two time captain. There, he received First Team all-Ches-Mont League honors in each of his final two years.
From there, he became a four-year starter on defense at Ursinus. He was named as a two-time captain. On the field, he earned Centennial Conference Defensive player of the year in 2007 and earned sportsmanship player of the year for the Centennial Conference in 2008.
After graduation from Ursinus College Coach Wallace moved to Orange County,California where he landed a head coaching position at Servite High School. In his two years at Servite he led the Friars to their first playoff appearance and first playoff win in 2010.
He assumed leadership of a 10-6 program that lost only one senior to graduation. Wallace and the Eagles will look to improve on last year’squarter final finish as the MAC splits in half this spring