Former Retriever standout Andy Gallagher was named assistant men's lacrosse coach at UMBC in the fall of 2009 and has been elevated to the position of associate head coach.
"It's great to have Andy Gallagher back as an assistant coach at UMBC," Zimmerman said at that time. "During his playing career, Andy consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and a terrific feel for the game of lacrosse, playing the game with an incredible sense of passion and determination. The Retriever program is fortunate to have a person of Andy's character on board and looks forward to continued growth and development."
Gallagher served as the director of student activities and assistant boys' lacrosse coach at his alma mater, DeMatha Catholic High School, from August 2008 until accepting the position at UMBC.
The Rockville, Md., native showed tremendous courage and skill during his playing career at UMBC. He suffered torn ACLs in each of his first two playing seasons (2003 and 2004), but recovered to cap his career with an All-America citation in his senior campaign of 2007. He captained that team, which became UMBC's first-ever to advance in NCAA Tournament competition, and amassed 35 goals and 51 points in his senior season.
For his career, Gallagher recorded 98 goals and 146 points, and he is currently ranked 11th on UMBC's all-time scoring list. He earned America East First- Team honors as a sophomore midfielder in 2005 and second-team recognition at attack in 2007.
Gallagher's older brother, Matt, captained the 2004 UMBC squad and earned four letters from 2001-04. His younger brother, Danny, lettered in lacrosse at the University of Maryland.
Gallagher earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology and minored in history. He was also an active participant in UMBCfs "You Can Make a Difference" mentoring program and the "Ride with Pride" program for disabled children at the Maryland Equestrian Center.
He currently resides in Catonsville, MD, with his wife, Sarah, and their daughter Annabelle (2).