Darren Gallagher is in his fourth
season as the head women’s soccer coach at the College of the
Holy Cross in 2012.
The Crusaders placed 17 members of the team on the 2011 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Micaela Collins was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District I first team and to the Academic All-Patriot League team. Gina Righini earned second team All-Patriot League honors.
The 2010 Crusaders had 14 members of the team selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Shelby Stand earned All-League honors for the third consecutive season and Kelsey Dillon was on the inaugural women’s soccer Academic All-Patriot League team. Dillon, along with Collins, became the first members of the Holy Cross women’s soccer team since 2002 to be named to the CoSIDA / ESPN Academic All-District team.
In 2009, Gallagher led the Crusaders to an overall record of 7-9-3, the most wins in program history since the 2000 season. Two members of the soccer team were named first team All-Patriot League selections and 10 student-athletes were named to the 2009 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Gallagher came to the Crusaders from Massachusetts Premier Soccer, where he served as technical director from 2005-2008. During the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he was the head coach of the Boston Renegades of the USL W-League. Gallagher led the Renegades to a 7-2 record in 2007, and a 10-3-1 mark with a playoff appearance in 2008.
In addition to coaching the Renegades, he was the head coach of Massachusetts Premier Soccer’s under-17 girls team (2007-2008), under-16 girls team (2006-2007), under-15 girls team (2006), under-14 girls team (2008) and under-17 boys team (2005-2006). Gallagher led those teams to the 2008 under-17 girls Super Y League national title, the 2007 under-17 girls U.S. Club national title, and the 2006 under-17 boys U.S. Club national title.
A native of Scotland, Gallagher graduated from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America premier license, and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America advanced national diploma.