Richmond coach Terry Wallace will coach his last game this weekend against former side Western Bulldogs. Club president Gary March announced the news and thanked Wallace for the contribution he made at the club over his 4 and a half year term as coach at a press conference today.
Over the past two weeks talks between the club and Wallace had begun as to when and how Wallace would part ways with Richmond. Once the decision was made that Wallace would not coach beyond 2009 it would be unfair to Richmond and the playing group that Wallace would have a say or be involved in talks involving list management and drafting talks.
Wallace pulled off a 3 point win against Fremantle on the weekend in Wallace’s 500th game as a player/coach. Speculation began that the Fremantle game would be his last as coach of the Tigers. It now seems as if Wallace’s final game as a coach will be a lose as they get set to take on an in form Bulldog side.
Terry will finish his career at Richmond with 99 games coaching the Tigers.
Wallace said that he still wants to be involved in football next year in a corporate role.