Courtesy of the
Paul W. Bryant Museum, University of Alabama
Coach Wallace Wade (1892-1986) is credited by Paul "Bear" Bryant with establishing the University of Alabama's tradition of
college football excellence. After near-flawless stints at Fitzgerald and Clark Military School and Vanderbilt University
in Tennessee, Wade took the reins in Tuscaloosa in 1923. His Crimson Tide teams went 61-13, winning four championships and
three national titles.