Jason Wallick, the 13-year head football coach at Garaway High School, starred on Malone University’s defense from 1994-97, finishing his illustrious career as Malone’s all-time leader in sacks (73) and tackles for a loss (81).
Former Malone University football player and current member of the Malone University Athletic Hall of Fame, Jason Wallick was selected to the All-Time Mideast League Team as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Mid-States Football Association.
“I am totally humbled by the honor,” said Wallick. “I give all the credit to my teammates and coaches, who stood beside me and had faith in me. Without them, I would not have had a successful career at Malone.”
A Dover High School graduate, Wallick is one of six Malone football players named an NAIA All-American. Of the six, he is one of three to earn the honor twice — he was named to the second team as a junior and senior.
Wallick led the Pioneers in sacks in each of his four seasons, recording at least 15 each year, and set the school record for a single-season with 21.5 as a junior.
As a senior, he set single-game records for tackles for a loss (eight) and sacks (six) and the single-season record for tackles for a loss (33).
Wallick was a member of the 1995 and 1996 teams that won MSFA league titles and a member of the first Pioneer team (1995) to qualify for the NAIA playoffs.
The combined record of the Malone teams during his four years as a Pioneer was 30-11-1 (including a 10-1-1 mark in 1995), while all four of the Malone teams he was on (’94 thru ’97) are ranked in Malone’s top five for fewest points allowed per game in a season.
His 1995 and 1997 defenses rank one and two in Malone’s record books in total defense, giving up 228.3 yards per game and 268.8 yards per game, respectively.
Wallick is a seventh-grade language arts teacher (15 years) at Garaway. He and his wife, Kelly, and their children, Emmerson, Laiken, and Jayce, live in Dover.
This story was printed in the Times Reporter.