Coach Wally, as he is affectionately known, has been with Turcotte for over 25 years and has been coaching hockey for over 50 years. He was awarded the William Thayer Tutt Award at the 2010 USA Hockey Annual Congress. The award is presented annually to a volunteer who has displayed a selfless dedication to the enhancement of ice hockey at the grassroots level in America. He was also inducted into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Falcons Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. Wally and his wife Darlene reside in Kenosha, Wisconsin and are the proud parents of 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.