John Gallagher

John Gallagher (born May 27, 1977)

Teams coached: Hartford Hawks
Hartford record: 169-207 (.449)
Overall record: 169-207 (.449)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2021)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2013, 2018)
  • America East Tournament Champion:  1  (2021)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2010-2022 Hartford
2008-2010 Penn (assoc. HC)
2006-2008 Hartford (assoc. HC)
2004-2006 Lafayette (asst)
1999-2004 La Salle (asst)

John Gallagher Facts

  • Johnathan Gallagher
  • Born May 27, 1977
  • Hometown: Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Saint Joseph’s University (BA, 1999)
  • Played for head coach Phil Martelli at Saint Joseph’s and was part of the Hawks team that reached the 1997 Sweet Sixteen
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant coach at La Salle under head coaches Speedy Morris and Billy Hahn
  • Spent two years as an assistant under Fran O’Hanlon at Lafayette before his first stint at Hartford, where he was associate head coach under Dan Leibovitz for two seasons
  • Was the associate head coach at Penn for two seasons under Glen Miller before getting the Hartford opportunity
  • Hired in June 2010 as the head coach at Hartford, a position he has held ever since
    • Is 169-207 through twelve seasons and has led the Hawks to the CIT twice (2013, 2018)
    • In 2021, Gallagher’s squad won the America East Tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history
    • The school announced in 2021 that its athletic programs would transition from Division I to Division III; the Hawks played the 2022-23 season as a Division I Independent ahead of their move to the D-III Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2023
    • Just one day prior to the start of the 2022-23 season, Gallagher announced his resignation, citing a lack of support for the program resulting in critical violations of player safety
  • Along with his wife, Geneva, has two daughters and one son

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