Lambuth football coach continues tradition

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EAST JACKSON, Tenn. – When Lambuth University played the school’s final football game in 2010, former players and coaches decided to relive their many memories and great wins with a reunion the following summer.

On Saturday, hundreds of Eagles will return to the Hub City for an even bigger gathering. “The football family is more than the players,” said former Lambuth football coach Vic Wallace. Its a community to Wallace, the winningest football coach in Eagles history. The Lambuth family will celebrate their history and bond at Wallace’s home from 2-9 p.m. “I think this will be bigger and better,” Bethel University Sports Information Director Dave McCulley said. “A few gray hairs and few war stories. 13-yard pass will turn into a 33-yard pass and four-touchdown day is going to turn into a six touchdown day.” More than 120 guests say they’re coming. McCulley, who called every game Wallace coached, is expecting that number to double. “He made me, my wide, all the folks, the media people feel a part of the program,” McCulley added. “Down to the water boy and manager.” The influx of guests at Wallace’s house has a few neighbors assisting as well. “We’re really looking forward to it,” Tom Bohs said. “Folks are going to have to find a place to park.” There’ll be plenty of activities for Saturday’s guests, including zip-lining for kids and a 12-foot-by 12-foot video screen showing old Lambuth games. “The players are really excited about the opportunity to get together and relive old times,” Wallace explained. “We want everybody that has or had interest in Lambuth football to come and enjoy this reunion.” Wallace, now retired from coaching, calls Jackson home and says his doors will always be open. “I can do this every year.” For those interested in attending the Lambuth Football Reunion at 120 Oakslea, email Vic Wallace at

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