John Galloway joins the Providence College men's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach and will embark on his first season with the Friars during the 2012-13 academic year.
Galloway comes to Providence after one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Duke University. While at Duke he worked closely with the goalkeepers and defensive unit. His stint at Duke followed a stellar four-year career as a goalkeeper at Syracuse University. A two-time First-Team All-America goaltender for the Orange, Galloway departed Syracuse as one of the most decorated players in program history. In 2011, he was the winner of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award as the nation's best goalkeeper. He also became just the second goalkeeper in history to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, lacrosse's highest honor.
"I couldn't be more appreciative of the opportunity that Coach Gabrielli and Providence College have given me," Galloway said. "I look forward to working at a prestigious academic institution with a sincere passion for college athletics. I believe that under the leadership of Coach Gabrielli, Providence lacrosse student-athletes are bound to compete and achieve great success on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community. I am honored to accept the challenge of helping Coach Gabrielli establish Providence lacrosse as a model program for student-athletes of outstanding character and success."
The native of Syracuse, N.Y., finished his career with a NCAA record 59 victories and played a NCAA record 3,776 minutes throughout his four seasons. He ranks seventh in the NCAA records book and is tops among Orange goalkeepers in goals against average (7.33). He also holds the Syracuse record for NCAA Tournament goals against average (7.20) and is seventh on the all-time saves list with 601. The only goalie in NCAA history to win a NCAA title as a freshman and sophomore, Galloway is the lone goalkeeper in Syracuse history to earn First-Team All-America recognition twice. In 2008, he became the fifth true freshman goalie in NCAA history to lead his team to a national championship as the Orange won a school-record 16 games. Galloway was equally successful off the field. He was a two-time national Academic All-America choice and was a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. He earned a spot on the SU Athletic Director's Honor Roll in all eight semesters and was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team as a junior and senior.
"John Galloway's lacrosse upbringing at West Genesee High School and Syracuse University will be invaluable to our program here at Providence College," Gabrielli said. "John has lead his team's to multiple Championships at both levels, while earning All-America honors, and he is currently pursuing a Major League Lacrosse Title with the Rochester Rattlers. John is a student of the game who loves to coach, loves the sport and values the impact that he will have on the development of our student athletes."