PRESS RELEASE – February 9, 2018
On February 9, 2018, Fluvanna County High School welcomed Joshua Wallace as its new football coach. Mr. Wallace comes to Fluvanna from Buckingham High School where he has served as the head football coach since 2016.
During his tenure in Buckingham, Coach Wallace led a team that had a 2-8 record to a winning season. This team finished the regular season on a four game win streak with four different players rushing for more than 100 yards in a game. His team earned a 100 percent graduation rate. Through his leadership, Coach Wallace started a booster club that worked to earn more than $18,000 in 6 months.
Coach Wallace was a student athlete at Liberty University where he played football and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. He began his post-secondary work at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona where he played football and earned his Associates degree in General Studies.
Coach Wallace’s coaching career began at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg where he served as the Head Strength and Assistant Football Coach for one year. He worked for Danville Public Schools as a Teacher and Assistant Football Coach for three years. He also worked as a Teacher and Head Football Coach for Capital High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Northampton-West High School in Gaston, North Carolina, and Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia.
In addition to coaching football, Mr. Wallace will serve as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Fluvanna County High School.
“We are really excited to have Coach Wallace take over the football program for the fall season. He brings with him wealth of knowledge and experience. His work will focus on molding our young adults and continuing to build a positive environment at Fluvanna County High. I look forward to Coach Wallace meeting our current team and prospective players and coaches to get started as soon as possible,” stated Scott Morris, Student Activities Director.
“This year our school slogan is ‘Make that Change.’ We believe that Coach Wallace can do just that, help us change to a competitive and winning football team. We are excited and happy to have him as a new Fluco,” stated James Barlow, Principal.