Joe Gallo

Joe Gallo (born February 8, 1980)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Merrimack Warriors
Current conference: Northeast Conference (NEC)
Merrimack record^: 104-70 (.598)
Overall record^: 104-70 (.598)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NEC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2020)
  • NEC Tournament Champion:  0
  • NE-10 (Div II) Tournament Champion: (2019)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (2017, 2018, 2019)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present Merrimack
2012-2016 Robert Morris (asst)
2010-2012 Dartmouth (asst)
2005-2009 Merrimack (asst)

Joe Gallo Facts

  • Joseph Andrew Gallo
  • Born February 8, 1980
  • Hometown: Milford, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Merrimack College (BA, 2004) / Robert Morris University (MS, 2019)
  • Graduated from Princeton Day School (NJ) before playing for Bert Hammel at Merrimack in North Andover, MA
  • Started his coaching career in 2005, working as an assistant under Hammel for four seasons
  • Spent two years on Paul Cormier‘s staff at Dartmouth, then four seasons under Andrew Toole at Robert Morris
    • Was a part of two NITs and one NCAA Tournament while on Toole’s staff at RMU
  • Returned to his alma mater in 2016 to take over for Hammel as the Merrimack Warriors’ head coach
    • Went to the NCAA D-II Tournament in each of his first three seasons and won the 2019 NE-10 Tournament
    • The program moved up to the Division I level starting with the 2019-20 season, joining the NEC
    • Gallo’s team won the NEC title in 2020, their first season of D-I play, and he was named NEC COY
  • Along with his wife, Megan, has one son

Joe Gallo Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels; Merrimack was a Division II program until the 2019-20 season