Fred Wallace completed his ninth season at Washington & Jefferson College in the fall of 2011. Wallace is just the second coach in W&J volleyball history.
Wallace holds a 220-182 (.547) record in 13 seasons of coaching NCAA Division III volleyball. Four of W&J's nine ECAC Division III Tournament bids have come under Wallace.
Wallace has led W&J to double-digit victory totals in six of the past eight years, including the 2005 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship season. His record at W&J stands at 143-129 (.526) and he has helped the Presidents make a postseason appearance in three of the past six seasons.
During the 2005 championship season, the Presidents claimed their first PAC title since 1999 and were awarded a bid to the ECAC Division III Tournament.
Wallace played an important role in the development of libero Anne Reynolds '06, who finished among the top 20 in NCAA Division III history for career digs at the time of her graduation. Jamie Gullen '07 also earned the 2005 Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year award.
Wallace's squads have proven to work extremely hard in the classroom as Monika Linden '10, Anna Miskis-Neilson '10, Beth Mihalik '08 and Anne Reynolds '06 were honored by as CoSIDA Academic All-District selections. In addition, Wallace's teams have earned the AVCA Game Plan Academic Team Award (3.3 Team GPA or higher) for five consecutive seasons.
Wallace came to W&J after spending five years as the head volleyball coach at University of Pittsburgh-Bradford where he led the Panthers to their two best records in school history and a 77-53 overall record.
In 2000, the Panthers set a school record for victories in a season (20-10) and qualified for the ECAC Southern Region Tournament where they placed third, marking the first time in school history that a UPB volleyball squad qualified for postseason play.
Following the 1998 season, Wallace was honored as the Allegheny Mountain Conference Coach of the Year. He also served as the head softball coach at Pitt-Bradford for five years.
Wallace started his volleyball coaching career at his alma mater, State University of New York-Brockport, where he coached the men’s team and assisted with the women’s program from 1991-93. He then moved on to coach the varsity team at Skaneatles High School for five years, leading the school to one state championship. Wallace has also served as a director and head coach for central New York volleyball at the Empire State Games.
A 1991 graduate of SUNY-Brockport, Wallace earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He also earned his master's degree from SUNY-Brockport. From 1984-92, he served in the United States Air Force before entering the coaching ranks.