Dan Gallagher
Dan Gallagher
Organization: Fordham University (NY)
Year: 2013 Inductee

Dan Gallagher retired from Fordham University in 2004 with a 518-468-10 record in 21 years, finishing second to only legendary Fordham head coach Jack Coffey on the school's all-time win list.

Included in his coaching tenure are seven league championships (three MAAC, three Patriot League and one Atlantic 10), four ECAC titles, and five NCAA Tournament berths. In two of the first four years in the Atlantic 10, Gallagher led the Rams to the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament with the 1998 squad winning the A-10 title and advancing to the NCAA East Regional Championship.

Gallagher received the Iron Major Award in 1998, given annually to the Fordham Coach of the Year. It was the third Iron Major Trophy Gallagher earned in his 21 years at Fordham.

Under Gallagher's guidance, a number of Fordham players have gone on to be drafted by Major League Baseball teams or sign free agent contracts. The most notable players being Pete Harnisch, who was a first round draft choice of the Baltimore Orioles, and went on to pitch for over 13 seasons in the majors, Mike Marchiano, who was a 1997 All-American and a draft pick of the Seattle Mariners, and Bobby Kingsbury, a two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and most recently played for the Greek Olympic Baseball team at the 2004 Olympics.

Gallagher was inducted into the Fordham Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.