July 6, 2012

Galloway Joins Gabrielli's Staff at Providence

John Galloway, who spent his first year out of college as a volunteer assistant coach at Duke, has joined former Blue Devils assistant Chris Gabrielli's staff at Providence.
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by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

John Galloway, the all-time winningest goalie in Syracuse lacrosse history who spent last season as a volunteer assistant at Duke, has joined former Duke assistant coach Chris Gabrielli's staff at Providence College.

Gabrielli, who took the Providence job June 15, served as the Blue Devils' defensive coordinator under John Danowski. Galloway, 23, will serve as Gabrielli's defensive coordinator, earning a full-time job after just one season as a volunteer coach.

According to Syracuse.com, Galloway has already been on the road recruiting for Providence. He's also the starting goalie for the MLL's Rochester Rattlers, who play a home-and-home series with the Long Island Lizards this weekend.

"I'm excited," Galloway told the site. "I'm fired up. I'm excited to see what we can do. I knew Chris at Duke and think he is going to do something special."

Galloway will now be coaching in the same conference, the Big East, as his alma mater, Syracuse. Providence went 2-12 overall and 1-5 in the league last season.

Last year when Syracuse faced Duke at the Big City Classic, Galloway talked to Lacrosse Magazine's Matt Forman about how strange it felt, coaching against not only his former team, but teammates that he had played with just a year earlier.

Galloway was a part of Lacrosse Magazine's "The Big Game" series, which offered a behind the scenes look at Duke's preparation ahead of its April 13 game with Virginia. He was in meeting rooms with Danowski, Gabrielli and fellow Duke assistant Ron Caputo. Goalie Dan Wigrizer also spoke about Galloway's influence on him. Click here to watch the series.

Before the 2012 spring season even started, Danowski told LM: "He's awesome. We've never had the luxury of having a coach work with the goalies for as much time as he's put in already."

Galloway set the NCAA Division I record for goalie wins (59) was national goalie of the year as a junior and senior during his time at Syracuse. He won a national title as a true freshman in 2008, and Syracuse won again in 2009. He was the first goalie picked in his MLL draft class.

Gabrielli replaced Chris Burdick, who stepped down after 12 seasons at Providence.

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