In the 1970s and '80s he had multiple cross country teams advance to State, and he coached numerous standout track & field athletes. Wallin also was the driving force behind making the East Relays one of the top high school track & field meets in the state.
One of Wallin's standout athletes was current East track coach Anthony Wilson.
"Chuck Wallin was a very great man. Not only was he a coach. He was a mentor," says Wilson. "Anybody who knows Chuck Wallin knows that in sub-zero degree weather he would never put sweats on. He was always out in front of the runners, so he was a type of guy he would never tell you something to do that he couldn't do."
"I had an opportunity to see Mr. Wallin right before he passed, and I went into the room and there were a couple other fellow E-RABS in there and he kind of beckoned me with his hands to come a little closer to him, and one of the words that he whispered was E-RAB pride.
Wallin had also been a science teacher at East.
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