Specializes :Sprints/Long Jump
Current Assist Sprint Coach at UMW
JMU Track & Field Alum
16 Years Coaching Experience (5 years College, 9 Years High School)
9 Years as Speed Trainer of Action ENT
Owner/Founder of Action Sports Performance
Coached & Mentored By Skeeter Jackson (Coached 3 Olympians)
Division 1 All-American 2002/ Former US Ranked Long Jumper
Coach Anthony Wallace began his journey to coaching as an outstanding athlete himself. Being a former Courtland Cougar, he set many records (some of which he still holds to this day) and won numerous state championships in Track & Field. He furthered his athletic career at James Madison University and, in 2002, became an All-American US and World ranked Long Jumper. He thrived as a student-athlete before graduating from JMU with a BBA and a degree in Computer Information Systems.
Coach Wallace has 17 years of coaching experience, all of which he achieved at local schools such as James Monroe High School, Riverbend High School, and the University of Mary Washington. While at Riverbend, he led the boys’ and girls’ track teams to Conference titles in 2017. Then two years later, in 2019, he assisted both the UMW Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field teams to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) titles. He also established and owns Action Sports Performance.
Needless to say, Coach Wallace leaves a heavy impact and great influence on each athlete he has the opportunity of working with. Some of his notable athletes that continued their careers at a distinguished college level include: Sydney Wallace, a 2x Big South Defensive Soccer Player of the Year (Longwood Alum), Trajan Anderson (Villanova University Football), Alex Andros (Washington & Lee Football), Trey Watkins (William & Mary Football), Jaren Holmes (University of North Carolina Track & Field), Khailah Griffin (Northeastern University Track & Field), and Gordon Lewis (University of North Carolina Central Track & Field).