Seth Wallace is in his third year as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa. He works with the Hawkeye defense, working primarily with the defensive secondary.
The Hawkeye defense a year ago ranked first in the Big Ten in turnover margin and redzone defense, while ranking third in scoring defense and fourth in rushing defense and pass efficiency defense. Cornerback Charles Godfrey led the team with five pass interceptions and earned second team all-Big Ten honors.
Wallace joined the Iowa staff after serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Lake Forest College for two seasons. Lake Forest posted a 12-8 record during that time. Nine offensive players earned all-conference honors and four players earned academic all-conference recognition. In his two years with the offense, Lake Forest set nine school records, including total offense and passing offense, while posting the third highest scoring total in school history.
He was the defensive secondary coach and special team's coordinator at Lake Forest during the 2003 season. Lake Forest, that season, posted a 7-3 record and had two all-conference defensive backs and an all-conference punter. Lake Forest led the Midwest Conference in pass efficiency defense in 2003 and the 18 interceptions ranked as the third most by the team in school history. He also served as the recruiting coordinator at Lake Forest for three years.
Wallace was on the football staff at Coe College in Cedar Rapids during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, serving as wide receivers and tight ends coach and special teams assistant. Coe posted a 16-6 mark in those two seasons, winning the 2002 Iowa Conference title and advancing to the NCAA Division III playoffs. Coe completed the year with a 10-2 record and a final ranking of 14th in the nation.
As a player at Coe, Wallace was a four-year letterman from 1997-2000 as a wide receiver. He was a team captain in 2000 and a two-time all-conference selection at wide receiver. He led the nation in punt returns in 1997, with an average of 30.1 yards per return. His 1997 punt return average ranked third in NCAA Division III history. He led the Iowa Conference and ranked 26th in the nation in receiving in 2000. Wallace currently ranks among the top three in school history in receiving yards for a game, season and career.
As a prep at Grinnell High School under Coach Jim Dunne, Wallace earned all-state honors as a running back as a senior in 1996, helping his team advance to the Class 3-A state quarter-finals. He participated in the 1997 Iowa High School Shrine Bowl following his prep career.
Seth is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Iowa High School Football Coaches Association. His father, Greg Wallace, is the athletic director and former head football coach at Grinnell College.
Wallace earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Coe in 2001 and will complete his master's degree in Sports Management this fall at Iowa.
Seth was born Jan. 8, 1979 in Danville, KY. His wife's name is Erica.