Fourth-year staffer to Jeff Lebby promoted to assistant coach.
Tate Wallis is entering his sixth season at Baylor, and his first as an assistant coach working with the receiving corps. He was promoted to his position guiding Baylor's prolific "Wide Receiver U" in January 2015.
He previously spent three seasons as an assistant director of football operations involved in offensive quality control and two years as a graduate assistant coaching the tight ends and offensive special teams.
The 2008 Tarleton State graduate joined the Baylor staff following a two-year stint coaching inside receivers at Red Oak (Texas) High School.
The former quarterback played collegiately at SMU for Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett and was an all-state honoree at Ennis (Texas) High School. Wallis was a two-year letterman at SMU (2002-03), and started seven games and threw for 834 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2002. He also spent time at tight end as a redshirt in 2001.
Wallis led Ennis High to the 2000 4A state championship as a senior, when he threw for more than 3,600 yards and 37 touchdowns and ran for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the 2000 4A All-State second team both by The Associated Press and THSCA.
Also a 4A All-State and District 10-4A MVP in baseball at Ennis, Wallis was selected in the 2001 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.
Wallis and his wife Jessica are the parents of one son, Mason.