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Jacksonville head coach John Galloway keeps the Duval Mission alive as he has inked a 5-year contract to stay with the Dolphins. This comes after Galloway’s second season at Jacksonville as the head coach. He has compiled a record of 11-18 in his first two seasons. Galloway has lead the Dolphins to the SoCon tournament two consecutive times, and took them to the SoCon championship game in 2018 where they would fall to Richmond.
John Galloway’s statement from press release
“My dream when I started coaching was to work at a university that was committed to the growth of lacrosse and would support my vision of building a program that was focused on the student-athlete experience rather than just wins and losses. Jacksonville University gave our staff that opportunity, and I am thrilled to continue our mission here in Duval for many years to come,”“I want to specifically thank our Athletic Director Alex Ricker Gilbert and President Cost for trusting our staff in times of trial and triumph. We have been given every tool to help compete and recruit nationally, and now it is on us to get the job done. Our players and recruits can now come to campus with the full confidence that our staff will be here waiting and ready to go to work.”
The Hiring of John Galloway as the head coach at Jacksonville brought much buzz and attention to this program. Galloway has seemed to revive a low lying program and has turned them into a power in their respective conference, the SoCon. Jacksonville is in the process of building an all new $1.8 million dollar lacrosse facility that the men’s and women’s programs will share. Now, with Galloway’s new contract the future looks even brighter in Duval County.