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Bobby Wallace plans to retire

LIVINGSTON, Ala. -- West Alabama coach Bobby Wallace, who led North Alabama to three straight Division II national championships, plans to retire after this season.

Wallace led North Alabama to titles from 1993-95 before leaving for Temple in 1998. He never managed to turn around the Owls, though, going 19-71 in eight seasons.

He returned to the Division II sideline in 2006 at West Alabama, and went 6-5 in his first season -- the Tigers' first winning record in 14 years. He also led the Tigers to their first playoff appearance in 34 years.

Wallace is 107-66 in his career at the Division II level, and he will be inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 12. He is 126-137 at all levels.