Defensive Line/Strength & Conditioning
Antonio Wallace is entering his third season as the Defensive Line Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Fayetteville State football program.
Throughout his career Wallace has enjoyed the tremendous task of developing student-athletes to perform at a high-level whether coaching on the football field or inside of the weight room. He has developed year-round athletic training programs that have promoted speed-strength, explosive-power, agility, flexibility and muscle endurance.
Wallace has coached under Hall of Fame Head Coach Joseph Taylor at Florida A&M University; where he served in the capacity of Director of Speed-Strength and Conditioning for football helping to restore the Rattlers winning tradition. After a heartbreaking 3-9 season, Wallace was instrumental in the FAMU football program turn-around season elevating them to a 9-3 record in just his first season. He continued developing many student-athletes to reach both individual and team goals; many of which have and are pursuing professional careers.
Before serving on staff at FAMU, Wallace worked on staff at Alcorn State University under the direction of Dr. Johnny "Rip Saw" Thomas in the capacity of Defensive Ends Coach/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. He began as a graduate assistant and was hired on a full-time basis coaching the defensive line following the program's best record under Dr. Thomas.
He has had the opportunity to aid in the development of over 100 All-American and Black College All-Americans, Conference Newcomer of the Year and Freshman of the Year.
Wallace is a graduate of Alabama A&M University, where he began coaching as a student assistant for strength and conditioning, as well as agility coach assisting with women's volleyball, basketball and soccer. He later went on onto become an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the football program.
As a former football student-athlete, Wallace was a three-year letterman and selected team captain by his teammates; while helping lead the Bulldogs to two Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East Titles and a SWAC Championship berth. Wallace attended high school at William R. Boone in Orlando, FL and lettered in football, basketball and weightlifting.
Wallace is currently a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) where he is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC). He is also a member of the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE) as a certified specialist in Speed and Explosion; and a member of the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a certified specialist in Sports Conditioning (SSC).
Wallace is married to the former LaKeesha M. Wells of Talladega, AL. They are the proud parents of their four sons: Ethan, Joshua, Joseph and Chandler.