Bo knows Tigers

Friday, February 12, 2016
December 31, 2104: Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) throws a pass during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Ole Miss Rebels at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. The Horned Frogs defeated the Rebels 42-3. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Marshall County Director of Schools, Jackie Abernathy, announced on Thursday the hiring of former Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace to a staff position at Marshall County High School. Coach Wallace was hired today as a teacher assistant filling a vacancy created when Shane Yokely resigned.

Wallace, a former Mr. Football award winner in the state of Tennessee, will also be joining the Tiger football coaching staff as the quarterback coach under Head Coach Thomas Osteen.

"We are awfully excited to have someone who played quarterback at a high level in the SEC join our system and be a mentor to our players. I was very impressed with his responses in his interview, and the fact that he has worked as a mentor with YMCA students in the past shows his concern for students," said Mrs. Abernathy. He brings a lot to the table both on and off of the field, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Tiger football family.

It will be family for Wallace as younger brother, Bryce, will be a sophomore quarterback for the Tigers next fall.

Osteen, who coached (Bo) Wallace in high school, was extremely happy to see him join his staff. "I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that Bo has decided to join us. He will be a tremendous asset to our program in many ways and brings a wealth of football knowledge to our team. He is anxious to get here and not only help develop our players, but also to mold them into young men as well.

Wallace is set to join the MCHS staff next week.