October 20, 2011

Gallagher Joins Limestone Staff

from press release

– Limestone College and head women's lacrosse coach Scott Tucker have announced that Kelly Gallagher has been named an assistant coach effective immediately.

Gallagher brings a total of 14 years of lacrosse experience to Limestone, including six years of coaching with the last three coming at Division I Detroit-Mercy from 2008-2011.

"We are very excited to have someone with as much experience as Kelly" said Tucker. "Her background in lacrosse is extensive and we look forward to working with her."

Hired as the first assistant coach in Titans women's lacrosse history, which began play in 2009 as the first such program in the State of Michigan, Gallagher was directly responsible for recruiting nationwide as well as handling the scheduling of practices and games. She also handled training of the team's goalkeepers and scouting of both UDM's players and their opponents.

Among Detroit-Mercy's accomplishments during her tenure was a runner-up finish in the National Lacrosse Conference in 2009 and a semifinalist appearance the following season. The Titans also had nine players named to the NLC All-Conference Team, six All-Tournament selections and the 2009 NLC Attack Player of the Year.

Prior to her time at UDM, Gallagher was an assistant coach at Muhlenberg College from 2006-08. Joining the coaching staff in September of 2006, she helped the team to a 9-7 overall record in 2007 before the Mules posted a solid 11-5 record the following season. While with the Division III institution she was responsible for the development of the goalkeepers, recruitment efforts, the planning of practice and development of offensive sets.

Muhlenberg posted a record of 20-12 over those two years and qualified for the Centennial Conference Tournament in 2008 for the first time in program history. That season, the Mules also posted a team-record 11 wins and had a non-conference wins streak of 22 games through that campaign. They also placed five players on the All-Centennial Conference Team and had a North-South All-Star selection.

In addition to her college coaching experience, Gallagher also gained valuable international experience as she served as an assistant coach with the Haundenosaunee Under-19 World Team at the 2011World Cup in Hanover, Germany. In that role, she helped to develop and prepare the goalkeepers, plan team camps and practices and develop offensive and defensive strategies.

As a player, Gallagher competed for Washington College in Chestertown, Md. from 2003-06. While there, she helped lead the Shorewomen to a runner-up finish in the 2003 ECAC Regional Lacrosse Championship. She started at attack for two seasons and was voted team captain as a senior by her teammates.

A 2006 graduate of Washington College, Gallagher holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and a minor in Political Science. She currently resides in Gaffney, S.C.

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