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Kevin Wallace, who has led the Bowling Green High School football program to five state championships since 2011, has been named the new head coach at St. Xavier High School. 

“I am excited to become a part of the St. X family,” Wallace said in a news release from St. X. “Very few schools have reached the standard of excellence that St. X produces on a yearly basis. To be entrusted to lead the St. X football program is a great responsibility. I look forward to earning the respect of our players, coaches, teachers, administrators, and supporters as I become a part of the best academic and athletic tradition in Kentucky.”

St. X has tentatively scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday to introduce Wallace. 

Wallace has a 299-102 career record over 32 seasons as a head coach at Warren East and Bowling Green. His first victory at St. X will make him the 11th coach in state history to reach 300 wins, according to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association record book.

Wallace, 57, got his coaching career started at Warren East, his alma mater, as an assistant in 1982 before becoming the head coach in 1984. He posted a 45-61 record in 10 seasons.

He joined the staff at Bowling Green as an assistant in 1994 before becoming the head coach in 1996. In 22 seasons with the Purples, he has a 254-41 record and won Class 5-A state titles in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. His teams were state runners-up three straight seasons from 2005-07.

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Wallace’s 2017 squad finished 10-3, falling to South Warren 28-21 in the third round of the playoffs.

“We are excited to have Kevin Wallace join our St. X community at the new head coach of the Tiger football program,” St. X athletic director Alan Donhoff said. “Kevin has a great track record as one of Kentucky’s premier high school football coaches. More importantly, he is a proven leader of the young men he has coached. We look forward to his continue success in both of these areas in our school.”

Wallace will replace Will Wolford, who stepped down in December after posting a 44-22 record over five seasons. The Tigers finished 12-3 last season, falling to Trinity 38-21 in the Class 6A championship game.

Wallace is married to the former Dana Cunningham, who played basketball at Western Kentucky University from 1983-87.

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