Pearl River brings on former East MS CC and Ole Miss Quarterback Bo Wallace to their staff. Wallace comes over from Coahoma CC in Clarksdale. "Very proud of the year we had at Coahoma. Coach Macon and Coach Kareem Moore did a great job with the defense and filling our needs," said Wallace.
Bo Wallace has been a part of winning two NJCAA national titles. He was the quarterback for East MS during the 2011 season when the Lions beat Arizona Western 55-47 capping off a perfect 12-0 season. In 2017, Wallace was the quarterbacks & strength and conditioning coach for East MS when the Lions knocked off Arizona Western 31-28 finishing the campaign 11-1. During his only season in Scooba, Wallace set NJCAA single-season offensive records for most passing yards (4,604) and total yards (4,810) that are still tops today.
Wallace went on to play quarterback for the University of Mississippi in the Southeastern conference where he also set numerous records.
The move for Wallace to Pearl River community college provides another great opportunity to grow and learn from another quality coach in the conference. "When I met with Pearl River CC head football coach Seth Smith, it was high energy right from the start and he is a high character person. Everyone is on the same page here from the very top of the administration on down to the coaches. Everybody is in alignment. I feel like this is a place that has a good vision and everybody is pulling in the same direction," says Wallace.
Wallace will be the Wildcats quarterbacks' coach and co-offensive coordinator. He will be sharing the offensive coordinator duties with offensive coordinator David Chatham. Wallace will also be responsible for recruiting talent to Pearl River CC. "It will be a little different this year because offensively we're not losing a lot of players. As far as scholarship numbers we are a little down offensively, so we have to figure out with the scholarships we do have what we're going to target and who to go after", says Wallace. Wallace added, "I am confident in going after the top players in the state. We are not going to back down from anybody."
By: Mike Frazer