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Hall Of Fame Football Coach No Longer Coaching Okemos High School

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UPDATE: A stunning change in the local high school football coaching community has left a hall of fame coach without a job tonight.

Sports Director Fred Heumann was tipped off on the story early Thursday morning.

Fred Heumann: Shocking is the way I would term it, Jack Wallace was just hired at Okemos a year and a half ago, his first job was to change the losing culture in football at Okemos.

They lost 7 of 9 games last year and lost the first four games this season and Wallace won't have a chance to continue his culture change.

At the team's 3:30 practice Thursday afternoon, Wallace's Defensive Coordinator Mike Krumm was running the team, he's been named the Interim Head Coach.

Wallace, already in the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame is out.

Nobody is being specific on the reasons why, but the school told me today this was not a firing, but a severing of ties. An emotional Jack Wallace told me from his home Thursday afternoon that he did not resign, but he was told his resignation was accepted, yet he says he never resigned.

He did text his players Wednesday night and told them it's been a privelege to coach them, after only 13 games at Okemos, Jack Wallace is out of a job.

Wallace is in his second season at Okemos after a long, highly successful three-decade run at Fowlerville High School. Okemos finished 2-and-7 in Wallace's first season in 2012 and is off to an 0-and-4 start this season.

The school has not yet officially released a statement or confirmed the change. 6 Sports will have coverage and reaction tonight on 6 News at 5, 6 and 11

OKEMOS, Mich. (WLNS) - Okemos High School will have a new, Interim Varsity Football Coach Thursday afternoon as Jack Wallace is out as the Head Coach of The Chieftains.

6 Sports has learned that when Okemos faces Lansing Sexton Friday night, a new coach will be on the sidelines. The Chieftain players were informed of the change Thursday morning. 6 Sports has been told some parents have complained about Wallace's style of coaching.

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