SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University director of
athletics Pam Samuelson has announced that Gordon Galloway has been
named head men's lacrosse coach.
Galloway, an assistant for the past four seasons, succeeds Ron Miller who compiled a 17-34 record in four years as head coach, including a 6-7 mark in 2004.
“Gordon has played a tremendous role in the continued improvement of the men's lacrosse program over the last four years,” said Samuelson. “He is a tireless recruiter and an excellent motivator who expects nothing less than success from the players and the program.”
Miller stepped down to concentrate on increased duties as an assistant coach with the Crusaders' football program, where he has served as offensive coordinator since 1999.
“Ron deserves a tremendous amount of credit for stepping in and doing a fine job as head coach,” added Samuelson. “The program is positioned well to move forward under Gordon's guidance.”
Galloway played both defenseman and longstick midfielder at nationally-ranked Mountain Lakes (NJ) High School, where as a senior he was awarded the John C. Walters award for the player who gives the most back to the game.
Galloway continued his playing career at nationally ranked Hampden-Sydney College, where he lettered three years before earning a bachelor's degree in economics in 1997 as a Thomas W Hobie scholar in business ethics.
Upon graduating from Hampden-Sydney, Galloway began his coaching career at the high school level. He was an assistant coach at West Linn (OR) High School for three years, helping the team to two state finals and the 2000 Oregon High School Lacrosse League championship. Meanwhile, he spent three years in the contract surety bond business before earning a master's in education from Lewis & Clark College in 2001.
Galloway played for Portland Brewing LC while in Oregon , helping to lead his team to two league titles and a 33-3 record, earning co-team MVP honors for his play at the goalie position during Portland 's second championship run.
He is familiar with Susquehanna, as his brother Alexander '90 and sister Meghan '92 earned degrees in finance and psychology, respectively, from the school.
In addition to coaching, Galloway is an assistant director of admissions at Susquehanna. He resides in Selinsgrove.