Greg Wallace leaving Northpoint Christian, named new coach at Bayou Academy (MS)

Greg Wallace leaving Northpoint Christian, named new coach at Bayou Academy (MS)
Photo Credit To Northpoint Christian high school used with permission

Greg Wallace has resigned after four seasons at Northpoint Christian and was introduced as the new head football coach and athletic director at Bayou Academy high school in Cleveland, Mississippi.

“Northpoint has been a tremendous opportunity for me and my family. We love it here are so thankful that God gave us the chance to be here,” Wallace said.

“I have gained great experience here and learned a great deal and now I hope to use my experiences to build the same type of culture at Bayou Academy.”

He replaces Kenny Strong who was fired last month after posting an 8-13 record in his two years at Bayou Academy as the Colts went 3-7 and missed the playoffs which prompted the coaching change.

While at Northpoint, Wallace complied a 28-17 record which included an undefeated regular season and a Division II-A runner up finish in 2015.

The Trojans went 13-1 that season and also made the playoffs in 2014 as well, despite heavy graduation Losses, Northpoint barely missed the playoffs in 2016 as they finished 4-6.

“We want to thank Coach Wallace for his commitment to excellence at Northpoint Christian School. He helped push the program to greater heights during his tenure at the point. We wish nothing but the best for he and his family as they travel to Bayou Academy,” Northpoint Christian athletic director Barry Gray said.

When Wallace was hired at Northpoint in the spring of 2013, he helped the school transition as they changed the school name to Northpoint Christian after being known as Southern Baptist Educational Center since 1974.

The school was founded in Memphis in 1974 and stayed in Memphis until early 1988 before moving to the campus to the current Southaven, Mississippi location in August of 1988.

The next coach will try to get the Trojans back to prominence after they made three consecutive Division II-A title games as SBEC in 2001, 2002 and 2003, winning the title in 2003.

There are currently 13 programs looking for a head coach they are: Northpoint Christian, Ravenwood, Hillsboro, Whitwell, Clarksville Northeast, Rossview, Creek wood, Ripley, Grace Christian Academy, Carter, ECS, Brainerd and Loretto.

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