DURHAM, N.C.-Duke University men’s lacrosse head coach John Danowski announced the addition of John Galloway as a volunteer assistant coach for the upcoming season. Galloway joins the Blue Devils staff in the fall after an outstanding career at Syracuse University. He will work closely with the goaltenders.
Galloway, a two-time first team All-American goaltender for the Orange, departed Syracuse as one of the most decorated players in program history. In 2011, he was the winner of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award as the nation’s best goalkeeper. He also became just the second goalkeeper in history to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, lacrosse’s highest honor.
“I can’t even begin to say how appreciatiave I am of Coach Danowski, Coach Gabrielli and Coach Caputo to give me this opportunity,” Galloway said. “My dream is to pursue a coaching career at the Division I level, and to begin that journey at an institution like Duke University with this particular coaching staff was unfathomable just a few months ago. I am just excited to soak up all of the knowledge these coaches have and help as much as I can with this Duke team. I had an unbelievable experience at Syracuse, and I anticipate this one to be a new and just as rewarding experience as well.”
The native of Syracuse, N.Y., finished his career with a NCAA record 59 victories and played a NCAA record 3,776 minutes throughout his four seasons. He ranks seventh in the NCAA records book and is tops among Orange goalkeepers in goals against average (7.33). He also holds the Syracuse record for NCAA Tournament goals against average (7.20) and is seventh on the all-time saves list with 601.
The only goalie in NCAA history to win a NCAA title as a freshman and sophomore, Galloway is the long goalkeeper in Syracuse history to earn first team All-America recognition twice. In 2008, he became the fifth true freshman goalie in NCAA history to lead team to a national championship as the Orange won a school-record 16 games.
Galloway was equally successful off the field. He was a two-time national Academic All-America choice and was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. He earned a spot on the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in all eight semesters and was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team as a junior and senior.