Former Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace is returning to East Mississippi Community College, only this time he’s trading in his helmet for a whistle.
According to a report from the The Clarion-Ledger’s Will Sammon, the former Rebels quarterback will join the EMCC coaching staff as an offensive assistant. Wallace played for the school in 2011 after transferring from Arkansas State, and parlayed a NJCAA record 53 passing touchdowns in one season into a scholarship at Ole Miss.
Per Sammon’s report, East Mississippi coach Buddy Stephens had this to say about hiring Wallace:
“When Bo quit playing, his ambition was to join a coaching staff and I have seen a very big maturation with him over the last couple of years so we feel he is going to help us as he comes home in a way.
We are going to make sure he has an influential role in our offense and help him grow as a coach as he helps us grow.”
Wallace had a productive career for the Rebels, earning the starting quarterback job for three season under Hugh Freeze (2012-14).
Wallace finished his Ole Miss career with 9,534 yards passing, 944 yards rushing and 81 total touchdowns. He also took the team to three bowl appearances on the way back up from the end of the Houston Nutt era. Of course, his 41 interceptions were also a point of contention for some Rebels fans.