Gallagher came back to University of the Sciences ahead of the 2014-15 year to return to his role as the assistant men’s basketball coach, a position he held through the 2018-19 season, and took on a new role as head coach of the golf program. He had previously served as the assistant men’s basketball coach from 2001-07.
University of the Sciences has had its top three team totals in its Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship history during Gallagher’s tenure, including its top-two in each of the last two years.
In the fall of 2017, USciences’ round of 323 on day one was its best-ever round at the CACC Championship dating back to its first Championship in 2006, breaking the previous record of 337 set in the second round in 2009, while the Devils' two-day total of 671 broke the previous record of 686 set in 2015.
Gallagher returned to USciences from Wilmington University, where he served as the head men’s basketball coach for the previous five seasons. During his time at Wilmington, he coached 10 student-athletes who were honored by the NABC Honors Court a total of 13 times.
In just his first season at Wilmington, he led the Wildcats to the program’s first-ever Division II postseason appearance as they qualified for the CACC Tournament.
During the 2010-11 season, he coached Coyre Payton, who became Wilmington’s first-ever First Team All-CACC honoree. In 2013-14, he led the Wildcats to an upset of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a Division I program.
Following his return to USciences, the men’s basketball team has made four straight CACC Tournament appearances and six Devils have earned All-CACC honors, with Garret Kerr winning CACC Player of the Year and Flo Da-Silva winning back-to-back CACC Defensive Player of the Years.
In 2014-15, University of the Sciences qualified for its first-ever NCAA Tournament where it would go on to win its first-ever NCAA Tournament game.
Gallagher has coached at the high school and collegiate levels for over 25 years. Prior to his stint at Wilmington, he served as the head coach at both Neumann University in Aston, Pa. and Bishop Eustace Prep in Pennsauken, N.J. He has also served as an assistant coach for three respected high school basketball programs in the area: Paul VI (Haddonfield, N.J.), Archbishop John Carroll (Radnor, Pa.) and St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.).
No stranger to the game of golf, Gallagher received a college scholarship to Drexel University from the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust. He once held an established six handicap with the United States Golf Association and previously worked for 10 years as a caddie at Tavistock Country Club, a premier Delaware Valley golf club.
Gallagher holds both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Drexel University. He resides in Haddon Township, N.J. with his wife Michele, son Ryan and daughter Lily.
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