Jen Wallace begins her 18th year as the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Penn State Behrend. Wallace is also the aquatics director and a lecturer in kinesiology.
In her 17 seasons, she led her team to 13 straight AMCC Swimming and Diving Championships for the men, while the women have won 11 of the last 13. Wallace has been named AMCC Coach of the Year 13 times, while mentoring 15 Divers of the Year, 19 Swimmers of the Year and 12 Newcomers of the Year. During this AMCC dominance, the men have posted a 64-39-2 overall record and the women were 45-68. Wallace has also mentored three-time All-American and four-time Academic All-American, Dan Simon.
Wallace was a standout swimmer at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a NCAA qualifier in the 500 and 1650 freestyle. Wallace's accolades include being named the team's most improved swimmer as a sophomore, a Big East Scholar Athlete, and the University's Bell Atlantic Scholar. Wallace earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Pittsburgh in 1999. She completed her master's degree in education the following year. In 2007, Coach Wallace led the men's and women's swimming & diving teams to their first AMCC Championship.
Wallace was a staff member at the Nike Swim Camp at Pittsburgh, and was an assistant at Franklin Regional High School during the 1999-00 season.