to In a career dating back to 1996, Wallace has accumulated an overall coaching win-loss record of 208-191 (52.1%). In fourteen completed seasons as coach, Wallace has amassed a total of nine winning seasons, and has taken his teams into the post-season on ten occasions.

Wallace began his coaching career at Nunawading, and enjoyed a 102-95 (51.8%) coaching record in seven seasons with the Spectres. During his time at Nunawading, Wallace led the Spectres to the postseason on four occasions, and achieved Coach of the Year honours in 1999 when the team earned the second-best record in the entire competition.

But a major title eluded the coach during his time at Nunawading, with a one-point loss to Geelong in the 1999 South Conference Final as close as he would come.

After a year off in 2003 to spend time with wife Rachael and their four boys, Wallace joined Kilsyth in 2004, and immediately enjoyed success at his new club, taking the Cobras into the playoffs with an 18-10 record that year.

Now in his eighth year at Kilsyth, Wallace has a win-loss record of 106-96 (52.5%) during his time with the Cobras. The coach has also enjoyed four winning seasons at Kilsyth, and has taken six trips into the post-season, including four consecutive playoff campaigns from 2007-2010.

As he had done with Nunawading in 1999, Wallace achieved the second-best record in the entire competition in 2005, and was again Coach of the Year, only to be runners up in the South conference once more.

Then in a case of déjà vu, Wallace won Coach of the Year for a third time last year after the Cobras again had the second-best record of the entire competition, only for post-season success to elude them yet again.

But in a sign of his coaching diversity and all-round talent, Grant Wallace took the Victorian Under-20 state team to the National Championship in Newcastle and Maitland earlier this year.

Prior to his coaching career, Wallace played 162 games in SEABL competition, and was known as a hard working and shrewd small forward. He played seven seasons with the North East Melbourne Arrows and one year for the Knox Raiders, taking out a championship with the Arrows in 1993.


Year  Team  Regular Season  Post-Season  Finish  Awards 
1996 Nunawading  14W-8L 1W-2L Eliminated in Semi Finals   
1997 Nunawading  13W-11L 1W-2L Eliminated in Semi Finals   
1998 Nunawading  12W-19L      
1999 Nunawading  21W-9L 1W-1L SEABL South Men Runners Up  Coach of the Year 
2000 Nunawading  15W-13L 1W-1L Eliminated in Preliminary Finals   
2001 Nunawading  10W-18L      
2002 Nunawading  13W-11L      
2004 Kilsyth  18W-10L 0-1L Eliminated in Semi Finals   
2005 Kilsyth  19W-8L 1W-2L SEABL South Men Runners Up  Coach of the Year 
2006 Kilsyth  10W-16L      
2007 Kilsyth  10W-16L 2W-1L SEABL South Men Runners Up   
2008 Kilsyth  11W-15L 0-1L Eliminated in Semi Finals   
2009 Kilsyth  15W-12L 1W-1L Eliminated in Preliminary Finals   
2010 Kilsyth  19W-8L 0-2L Eliminated in Preliminary Finals  Coach of the Year South Minor Premiers 
2011 Kilsyth  1W-3L*