John Wallace (American football)

John Wallace

Wallace from The 1928 Scarlet Letter
Sport(s) Football
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1924–1926 Rutgers
Head coaching record
Overall 12–14–1

John H. (Jack) Wallace was an American football coach. He was a running back and end for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team in 1915-18 (on the same team as Paul Robeson) and became Rutgers' head coach from 1924 to 1926. In his first season, the team went 7-1-1 and Wallace was signed to a three-year contract. But over the next two years the team's fortunes sagged, and in February, 1927, the Rutgers University Athletic Board replaced Wallace.[1] His overall record was 12–14–1 in three seasons. In March 1928, Wallace hired a former Bergen County prosecutor to pursue a legal claim that the university had violated the terms of the three-year contract.[2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rutgers Queensmen (Independent) (1924–1926)
1924 Rutgers 7–1–1
1925 Rutgers 2–7
1926 Rutgers 3–6
Rutgers: 12–14–1
Total: 12–14–1


  1. "Rockafeller Appointed Coach". The Christian Science Monitor. February 10, 1927.
  2. "Wallace Threatens Suit: Says Football Coaching Contract With Rutgers Has Year to Run". The New York Times. March 2, 1927.

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