Hey Jacksonville ..... COME ON DOWN!!! With today's announcement, you are off the Coaching Carousel Big Board.
(Ed. Note: Shout out to the #DarkCornersWhisperers, @RyanDaney and ANDY Towers for tipping everyone off yesterday!)
Sources: Galloway to Jacksonville— Ryan Danehy (@RPDLacrosse) June 9, 2016
Great hire by the Dolphins.
I bet I know who he goes after...
|Princeton||Ivy||Chris Bates will not return. Matt Madalon named interim head coach.|
|Vermont||America East||Ryan Curtis stepped down. No interim/acting head coach named.|
|Binghamton||America East||Scott Nelson will not return. No interim named.|
|Hartford||America East||Ryan Martin promoted to BOSS.|
|UMBC||America East||Don Zimmerman retired. BOSS Zimmerman retires on July 1, 2016. There is nothing mentioned in the school release about an interim/acting coach.|
|Jacksonville||SoCon||Jacksonville names John Galloway BOSS.|
|irginia||ACC||Dom Starsia will not return. No interim named.|
Jacksonville landed a gem today as they named former Syracuse great John Galloway BOSS of the men's lacrosse team. The 2011 Syracuse grad had a one year assistant job at Duke right after graduating from Syracuse, before moving up to Providence College for the last 4 seasons. In the press release, Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert said that:
"John Galloway is exactly the right person to be the next head coach of our men's lacrosse program. After an exhaustive search, there was no doubt in my mind that he is who we need to lead our young men forward. John has had success at every level both playing and coaching and his passion for student-athletes and the game was evident from our first conversation. He is a person of the highest character and that trait carries more weight than any other. I am thrilled to welcome John to the JU family."
BOSS Galloway was very happy and added:
"Lacrosse has given me opportunities that I would have never dreamed of when I first picked up a stick. Today, one of those dreams has become a reality. I want to thank Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert, JU President (Tim) Cost and the entire Jacksonville University community for the opportunity to achieve that dream. This position marks what I believe to be the highest honor in our sport: coach, teacher and mentor.''
As if the Galloway signing weren't enough, Jacksonville also named Syracuse LEGEND Casey Powell offensive coordinator. Galloway was effusive in his praise of Powell stating that:
"To achieve greatness, you must surround yourself with great people. We are excited to welcome the most prominent player to ever grace our game to the Jacksonville University family. Casey Powell will join our staff as the offensive coordinator, and more importantly, an ambassador to the sport of lacrosse. Together, I believe we can establish Jacksonville University as a mainstay in the national lacrosse landscape.''
This is big news and might be the start of something very special in Jacksonville.