La Salle welcomes Darren Gallagher as new head soccer coach, 3/3/21
La Salle High School is excited to announce their new head soccer coach, Darren Gallagher. He
begins his head coaching role after serving as an assistant with the Lancers. Gallagher has coached for the University of Cincinnati men’s soccer team and the University of Illinois – Springfield. He holds a USSF National ‘B’ License, U.S. National Youth License and is a member of the NSCAA/USC since 2006 where he earned his NSCAA Goalkeeper diploma. Gallagher recently served as the scouting manager – international and domestic and team operations manager for FC Cincinnati.
“I am very excited to lead the La Salle soccer program and the future generation of Lancers,” Gallagher said. “I believe I can help the overall group grow in confidence as well as cultivate a competitive environment in which each player can feel challenged and accomplished.”
Coach Gallagher is a former four-year letter winner, three-time NCAA Playoffs participant, and 2003 NCAA Final Four participant at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. Coach Gallagher also has coaching stops at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, the Ancilla College and the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
“I am very excited to bring Darren back to our La Salle community as the new head soccer coach,” Athletic Director Brian Meyer shared. “Coach Gallagher has valuable knowledge and experience that he can’t wait to pass along to our current group of soccer players, the large group of incoming freshmen and all future Lancer soccer players. He has a great plan to continue the strong tradition of Lancer soccer.”
“I’m looking forward to building relationships at the school among the team members, but also the staff and faculty at La Salle. I’m aware of the lofty goals the players have for the program and the pride alumni have,” Gallagher added. “I’m excited to get on the field, working alongside the players each day to represent our community in the best light.”
As an assistant last year, he began building a great foundation of relationships with the players, and in hearing from the players, they want to continue building on those relationships. He is establishing himself as a positive role model and talented soccer coach who is eager to pass along his soccer knowledge to the athletes at La Salle.
“I look forward to seeing him grow the program and build on the storied success of the Lancer soccer program,” Meyer added.
Professionally Coach Gallagher serves as the Seniors Director U15-19, Total Futbol Academy (TFA). He currently resides in Mt. Washington with his wife, Kristen and three-year-old daughter, Macky.