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Terry Wallace

Last played for Western Bulldogs in 1991
Born: December 13, 1958    
Playing Height: 183cm     Playing Weight: 85kg    
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Six players are inducted into the Hall of Fame in a gala ceremony at Crown Palladium including Matthew Scarlett, Wayne Johnston, Terry Wallace, David Neitz, Mel Whinnen and Bernie Naylor.
Friday, 29 September 2017
Chris Judd is appointed the chairman of the five-person panel that will decide the 2017 Norm Smith Medal.

Joining him to judge the best on ground in Saturday's Grand Final between Adelaide and Richmond at the MCG are Mark Maclure, Terry Wallace, Daisy Pearce and Jake Niall.

Thursday, 9 June 2016
Former Richmond coach Terry Wallace has lifted the lid on the club's first meeting and decision to recruit fallen Brownlow medallist Ben Cousins.

Wallace said the meeting was 'strange' and was concerned by Cousins' erratic movements after the midfielder took an extended bathroom break.

"Five minutes pass, 10 minutes pass, 20 minutes pass, 25, 30 minutes pass and he hadn't come out of the loo. I was sitting there wondering what the heck was going on," Wallace said.

"Clearly what it said to me was that this was a young man that was in a very bad way."

Wallace left the meeting still unsure of whether Cousins was worth the risk.

"We did sit back in a board meeting and say 'if this young man, we decide to not give him an opportunity of getting his footy together, which means getting his life together, as a board how would we sit if in 8-10 weeks, all of a sudden we woke up one morning and there was a news bulletin and something horrific had happened'," Wallace said.

"(We) believed he was in that stage where that could've possibly been the case."

Monday, 16 September 2013
Terry Wallace joins a five-person panel set to pick Essendon's interim coach for 2014 in the wake of James Hird's 12-month suspension over the Bombers' supplements scandal.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Terry Wallace says he's prepared to be Port Adelaide's "fall guy", setting Power up for a novice working side-by-side at the club.

"I would not bother to pick up the phone unless they are looking at something like that - it would be a waste of time," Wallace said.

"I'd be paid to take the bullets - I have no issue with that. But I would only do it if I was there as the mentor for someone who becomes the club's long-term coach."

Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Terry Wallace admits he'd be interested in taking over the coaching gig at Port Adelaide following Matthew Primus' departure.

"I think what that club needs to do is have a senior person there to take some of the heat early, get things structurally set up right, and have their next coach (developing)," Wallace said.

"Then you're setting it up for a 10-year period. That type of role, yeah I'd be interested."

Friday, 30 July 2010
Luke Darcy says the Dogs would have won a flag in the late-90s if then coach Terry Wallace had been more receptive to feedback from players.

"It is my absolute belief that the Bulldogs would have won a premiership in the late '90s had the coach felt secure enough in himself to accept input from the playing group," Darcy wrote in a column the AFL website.

"Unfortunately, Terry Wallace wasn't the right character to handle this feedback; he believed that players meeting among themselves would lead to discontent. Not surprisingly, the Richmond players shared a similar experience following Terry's five-year stint at Tigerland."

Saturday, 6 March 2010
Greg Miller, Richmond's director during Terry Wallace's tenure as head coach of Richmond, says that Wallace was doomed from the start due to under-funding of the football division.

"From year one, the biggest concern was (that) the board - and I was part of that board - made a decision not to finance the football division, and that was a mistake," Miller told the Herald Sun.

"We were under-resourced in recruiting and under-resourced in development. Completely.

"We had to pull our head in (as a club), but the footy division suffered and, in the end, so did Terry's reputation."

Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Former Richmond coach Terry Wallace accuses several Carlton players of being downhill skiers after they were comprehensively beaten by Adelaide.

"Carlton have got some midfielders who've got to learn how to defend, they only want to play one direction and I'm quite happy to name them. I think (Marc) Murphy, (Heath) Scotland, (Nick) Stevens, (Chris) Judd - those four guys just don't defend," Wallace said on SEN.

Carlton coach Brett Ratten did not agree with Wallace's assessment of his playing group.

"I heard a little bit of it. That's up to Terry. That's his opinion and he can have it," a Ratten said.

"Terry may have made an observation that was part of last week's game, but I don't think you can put that down to a season's performance.

"It's very unfair to our group."

Thursday, 23 July 2009
Jade Rawlings has dismissed any notion of the Tigers "tanking" matches following recent claims by his predecessor Terry Wallace.

"I don't buy into the tanking thing. Anyone who's watched us play, we've been in positions the last five weeks where we could have won and should have won," Rawlings said.

"After the way got us earlier this year, my priority is picking a team that can knock them over on Sunday."

Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Former Richmond coach Terry Wallace admits he did "absolutely nothing" in a game two years ago, knowing a win would cost the Tigers prized recruit Trent Cotchin.

"It was a no-win situation for everyone in the coach's box," Wallace said.

"We decided the best way to operate was just to let the players go out.

"I didn't do anything. I just let the boys play. There weren't any miracle moves in the last couple of minutes."

Richmond led by nine points 12 minutes into the final term, but the Saints kicked the last three goals to win by 10 points.

Richmond captain Chris Newman has given cautious support to calls for a review of the priority pick system following the sensational claims made by former coach Terry Wallace who said that he did not proactively coach the team while they were a chance to snare a priority pick.

"I guess it needs to be looked at, but I think the idea behind it is genuine in making sure that the competition is as even as possible," Newman said.

"I think through the competition now it's fairly even and any team can win on any given day."

Saturday, 20 June 2009
Richmond's axed veterans were on the end of an embarrassing loss after suiting up for the Tigers' VFL side this afternoon.

Senior players Joel Bowden, Mark Coughlan and Jordan McMahon were all part of the Coburg Tigers' 45-point loss, while other AFL regulars Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls, Jake King and Jay Schulz also played.

Most were dropped from Richmond's senior side after coach Terry Wallace stepped down a fortnight ago and interim replacement Jade Rawlings opted for youth over experience.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Having watched Terry Wallace show how to not part with one's club, Dean Laidley knew he had to act once his commitment to North wavered.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Kane Johnson who was publicly accused of helping plot Terry Wallace's demise as Richmond coach says his conscience is clear.

"I'm not going to go out there and play games and try to defend myself because I don't need to defend myself," Johnson said.

"Going forward, it's forgotten and we move on. We've got a new era at the football club.

"There's been a lot of people who thought they knew exactly what was going on, but all I'll say is I'm comfortable with my involvement, and more than happy with the way Chris Newman has handled himself."

Sunday, 7 June 2009
Jade Rawlings becomes the AFL's newest coach after being named caretaker coach of Richmond in Terry Wallace's place.

"We really want to get some life into the second half of the year," he said.

"The fundamentals are pretty good ... finals footy this year might be a bit hard, but we'll play a sustainable brand that's going to stack up in finals for whoever takes over (and) whatever happens in the future. We'll be repetitive in how we go about it and there'll be a real level of consistency."

Saturday, 6 June 2009
The Western Bulldogs tonight gatecrashed Terry Wallace's farewell party in his last game as Tigers coach with an effortless 68-point win over Richmond at Etihad Stadium.
Friday, 5 June 2009
Terry Wallace has admitted he left the Western Bulldogs in 2002 under the assumption he had a coaching job with Sydney.

"My management group spoke to them about perhaps being able to go there," he said.

"There was no heads of agreement, but my management group thought we had an availability to go to the Sydney Swans."

Thursday, 4 June 2009
Nathan Brown believes he can be a part of a new era at the Tigers, despite the departure Terry Wallace.

"Whatever the new coach coming in wants to do, I'll respect that decision and just get on with it," Brown said.

"I'll hope to play for the rest of the year, play and prove that you are worth keeping on another year."

Matthew Richardson recalls the moment Richmond coach Terry Wallace told him his days as a key forward were over.

"I was full of doubts about the move. I knew I had the engine but just didn't know if I had the ability to run around on a smaller player or play around stoppages - I'd never played there in my whole career," Richardson wrote in a column for

"When you are a forward, you're normally always a kick away from the stoppage. So I was just worried about getting lost in the traffic at the stoppages, losing my opponent and having him kick goals on me.

"Luckily enough, moving to the wing worked well in the first game against Freo and it just grew from there."

Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Richmond will favour a young coach to replace Terry Wallace as the man to lead them from the wilderness.
Richmond has ruled out Mick Malthouse and Kevin Sheedy as its coach next year to replace Terry Wallace, with assistant coach Wayne Campbell the early favourite.
Monday, 1 June 2009
Terry Wallace will coach Richmond for the last time this week against the Western Bulldogs.

At an announcement at Punt Road Oval, club president Gary March thanked Wallace for his contribution to the club and said the club and Wallace had come to a "mutual agreement'' that he stand down.

"Really the club and I realised it was untenable to stay in the role," Wallace said.

"If I am going into football and I'm making decisions on football ... and I'm involved in those meetings and I (am going to) step away from the club, it's probably not fair on the club."

Friday, 29 May 2009
Terry Wallace will achieve a milestone of having played and coached a total of 500 games when he coaches Richmond against the Dockers.

"Five hundred is a journey - this week is just another game of footy to be won. As a player, the higher milestones are incredibly hard to reach - 200 is hard enough, then 250, and the really big one is 300. To get that far is phenomenal," Wallace said.

"I guess once I've finished in the game I'll have a cup of coffee and look back and think about it, but as I said, this week is about getting out there and winning a game of football."

Richmond coach Terry Wallace admits he won't be coach of the Tigers next year.

"I'm not going on next year as a coach and that's where that sits," he said.

"So I'm quite comfortable to do the right thing by the Richmond footy club.

"I'll do what the Richmond footy club needs me to do."

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Mark Harvey has called on critics to leave Terry Wallace alone amid reports the Richmond coach is battling stress-related health issues.

"I think we need to be a lot more remembering of the contribution of what Terry Wallace has done to the AFL and VFL," Harvey said.

"There's not too many guys that have done that but here we are seeing a regular day-to-day basis of the critical nature of how he's going about his coaching or whether he should or shouldn't stay.

"He's brought an enormous amount to the game and we shouldn't forget that."

Sunday, 24 May 2009
Terry Wallace looked relieved it was over. Not his coaching career with Richmond, that will come soon enough, but his week from hell was at least over.

Having spoken prior to the game about how the trademark Tiger turmoil had impacted on his life and even his waistline, Wallace looked more than a little gaunt afterwards, but happy to put a full stop on the past week.

Friday, 22 May 2009
Terry Wallace has refused to confirm or deny whether captain Chris Newman asked him to resign this week on behalf of a group of players.
A defiant Terry Wallace has strongly defended Tigers captain Chris Newman amid suggestions he should step down after delivering a message from players that they wanted Wallace removed as coach of Richmond.

"Whether they are private conversations after the game on Sunday, whether they are private conversations between me and my captain, whether it's private conversations at our team meeting on Tuesday ... they are private conversations," Wallace said.

"The week started with a non-story which became a story ... people have been reading things into everything all week."

Thursday, 21 May 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace has arrived at Punt Rd for his first training session since Tuesday's turmoil.

"I'm not speaking today. It's just business as normal," Wallace said on his way in to the Tigers' training ground this morning.

"I've got a pretty busy night ahead of me - we've got match committee, full training - so it's business as usual, but any questions anyone's got to ask me, I'm quite happy to answer tomorrow."

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
A day after Terry Wallace was wrongly reported as sacked, Carlton coach Brett Ratten says the media needs to be more accountable.

"I feel pretty sorry for Terry and his family to get put through something like that when it hasn't even been put out by the club," he said. "I think it's very hard on an individual.

"It would be good to make sure the information is spot-on before we actually bring out the big-hitting news that could actually hurt people behind the scenes."

Richard Tambling says the players had no idea what was going on when the leadership group and coach were absent from training yesterday.

It was later revealed Wallace had been in emergency meetings with Richmond officials and the leadership group, and would be staying on as coach.

"When training started we were obviously wondering why," Tambling said.

"They got us up into a meeting and explained why there weren't any of the older boys there and why the coach wasn't there and stuff like that.

"It was pretty understandable, so we went out and just trained how we normally trained."

Kane Johnson emerges as a key participant in the player push to have Terry Wallace removed as Richmond coach.

The Age reports that rookie skipper Chris Newman was heavily influenced by Johnson to approach Wallace.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009
John Worsfold has thrown his support behind Terry Wallace and Mick Malthouse, saying he knows just how they feel.

"I'm in pretty much the same boat and we are all coming out of contract," Worsfold said on Tuesday.

""I understand what Terry Wallace is going through, what Mark Harvey went through in the first few rounds and what Mick is going through.

"I also know that those guys are the types of characters that deal with it quite comfortably."

Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace last night pledged to see out the rest of his contract unless the club decided against it.

"But if the Richmond Football Club came to me and said, 'It's all too hard for us', and said, 'We need a refresher', I would do what was right for Richmond, not what is right for me. There won't be a war, there won't be a battle," Wallace said.

Friday, 24 April 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace says he is happy with the board's mid-season coaching guarantee that he will remain as coach of the Tigers until at least mid-season.

"I'm very comfortable with my position. I couldn't be getting more support from the board and management," he said at Punt Rd before training on Friday.

"A couple of wins would obviously help, and I've been in the game long enough to know that can change at any point along the way and that's fine, but I think everyone around the footy club's been tremendously supportive.

"I've been told that I'm going on and I'm very, very comfortable with that."

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Denis Pagan denies he is trying to snare the Richmond job from embattled Tigers coach Terry Wallace after confirming he still had interest in coaching a senior side.

"I don't ring anybody up and say, 'I want to coach'. People ask me," Pagan told SEN.

"In retrospect, I can see how it's portrayed and it wasn't timely for the Richmond football club and Terry, and I've apologised to him and that's life.

"I feel for the people involved in it. I've been through it myself and I can tell you, it's not a pleasant time."

Terry Wallace will coach Richmond until at least mid-year after receiving a late-night reprieve from the Tigers' boardroom.
Monday, 20 April 2009
Richmond's season has hit a new low but the club's embattled coach Terry Wallace reiterated that he has no intention to resign.
Richmond president Gary March has ruled out Kevin Sheedy as a replacement for embattled coach Terry Wallace.
Richmond president Gary March has swung the blowtorch from coach Terry Wallace to the players, questioning their mental toughness.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace isn't about to give up the ghost after four straight losses to start 2009.
Richmond skipper Chris Newman defends embattled coach Terry Wallace after Richmond loses its fourth straight game, this time against the Demons, to start 2009.

"I think that that the nature of the beast. They always point the finger at the coach, and I think it's unfair," Newman said after the loss.

"From my point of view, I'm the captain of the club, and it starts from me. I put my hand up and I say it's not good enough.

"The players are certainly taking responsibility."

Saturday, 18 April 2009
Embattled Richmond coach Terry Wallace says his players are not distracted by the intense scrutiny on his coaching future this week.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Fremantle coach says the treatment being dished out to Richmond's Terry Wallace is unacceptable.

"To me that's unacceptable," Harvey said.

"To maybe editors it looks OK, but take into consideration Terry's family.

"You've always got to be mindful of what you say or do in the public domain whether you're in the media or you're a coach or a player. I think we are all held accountable for that.

"What's become quite interesting in the AFL is how quickly we tend to jump down what coaches are doing.

"I don't know whether that's because player behaviour is actually a lot better now and we tend not to be able to harp on that now, so we come back to coaches a little bit."

Richmond star Nathan Brown said the Tiger players were behind embattled coach Terry Wallace and equally responsible for the side's poor start to the season.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Richmond's draw has a lot to do with the fact that it's sitting at the bottom of the ladder, says coach.
Terry Wallace refused to concede there is extra pressure on himself or his team after starting 2009 with three straight losses.
Frawley left a message on Terry Wallace's mobile at 8.30am yesterday.

He did it wearing two hats.

One, as chief executive of the AFL Coaches' Association and the other as a former Richmond coach who, like Wallace, found himself under terrific pressure in the last year of his contract in 2004.

Monday, 13 April 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace says external factors hindered the young Tiger Richard Tambling's performance on Monday against the Western Bulldogs.
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Terry Wallace gives himself and his players one month to show their mettle, asking that judgement be made after that.
Richmond coach Terry Wallace says he won't feel too heartened by his side's brave 20-point loss to Geelong on Saturday.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace has revealed he threw out a challenge to reinforcements the morning after the disaster against Carlton.
Monday, 30 March 2009
Gary March expects Terry Wallace to see out this year as Richmond coach and has hit out at Eddie McGuire for throwing Kevin Sheedy's name into the mix.
Friday, 27 March 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace has defended the club's decision to recruit Ben Cousins after the former Eagle tore his hamstring.

Terry Wallace knows that his players will need to recover from a night where everything went wrong against Carlton.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Terry Wallace has overhauled his media commitments and personal life to steel himself for one of the most critical seasons of his career.
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
AFL coaches Terry Wallace and Mick Malthouse, have raised concerns about the problems presented by defensive and zone football.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace admits that coaches and players are confused about the AFL's interpretation of what contact is allowed in a bump.
Monday, 16 February 2009
Richmond coach Terry Wallace last night unveiled his version of Hawthorn's rolling zone in a three-point win over Fremantle.
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