Wallace comes to Creighton from High Point University, where he served as an assistant coach for the past six seasons. Wallace was the Panthers recruiting coordinator for the last two seasons, his efforts to bring in a stellar recruiting class in 2012 was named one of the nation’s best by Collegiate Baseball.
In addition to his role as the recruiting coordinator for High Point, Wallace was also the Panther's hitting coach and catching instructor. Wallace is expected to step in each of those three roles for the Bluejays.
“I’m extremely excited to join the Creighton program. There is tremendous history here and I am ready to get to work,” said Wallace. “My wife is from Omaha and being a Midwest man myself, the chance to bring my family home is also wonderful.”
"As this process began I was looking for someone that could work with our offense, had a strong recruiting knowledge, and in a perfect world could work with our catcher's," said Servais. "Rich brings each of those qualities to the table. He had two top-40 recruiting classes at High Point and has a history of improving catchers."
Prior to High Point, Wallace served as volunteer assistant coach at Central Florida from 2005-08 where he played from 2000-04. As a player for the Knights, Wallace was part of three NCAA Tournament teams. Wallace’s teams won three Atlantic Sun regular season championships and a pair of Atlantic Sun tournament titles.
During his career at Central Florida, Wallace garnered Third Team All-Atlantic Sun honors as a freshman and was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He set the school’s all-time mark in being hit by a pitch, both in career and single season totals. A native of Orlando, Fla., Wallace earned his bachelor’s degree from UCF in liberal studies in 2004.