Bobby Wallace retiring from coaching

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 to 1995 before leaving for Templein 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. He will be inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 12.