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Wallace leaving Lincoln

Coach leaves alma mater after four years for a coaching position at former school in Georgia; updates with board approving resignation, posting job Monday

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

LINCOLN — Brad Wallace has resigned as head football coach at Lincoln High School for another coaching position in Georgia.

Talladega County schools officials confirmed the resignation Thursday after Wallace met with the superintendent at mid-afternoon. The board accepted the resignation at a called meeting Friday and will post the opening Monday.

Wallace said he couldn’t comment when reached by East Alabama Sports Today on Wednesday, the day after rumors of a potential change surfaced following a reported incident at school in which he may or may not have been complicit, and didn’t return a message Thursday seeking comment. Lincoln principal Evan Blair has not returned messages for comment each of the last two days.

Wallace was approved for an assistant coach’s position at Washington County (Ga.) Thursday night, the source said.

He coached at Washington County before taking over the program at his alma mater in 2013. His Lincoln teams had a 19-26 record with one region title and three playoff appearances.

No successor was immediately named. The school board is scheduled to meet Friday afternoon in a called meeting where the superintendent will recommend a slate of personnel actions at that time.

Shea Monroe, the former offensive coordinator who returned to Lincoln this year after a brief stint as Westbrook Christian’s football coach, is expected to handle Wallace’s strength and conditioning duties in the interim.

Among the names already surfacing as possible replacements is former Talladega coach Robert Herring, the brother of Oxford and former Lincoln coach Ryan Herring.

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