July 29, 2016 |
John J. Gallagher Jr., 84, of Philadelphia, a longtime professor of communication who directed plays in his retirement, died at home Thursday, July 21, of pneumonia. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Gallagher graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School, and earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from St. Joseph's University and master's degrees in English and communication from Temple University. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, repairing airplanes damaged in combat.
April 10, 2016 |
After a terrific senior campaign during which he showed vast improvement, Archbishop Carroll's Ryan Daly is back on the free-agent market. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound sharpshooter, who announced his commitment to play basketball for coach John Gallagher and Hartford last August, reopened his recruitment last month. "I just didn't want to go there anymore," Daly said without getting into specifics. "Coach Gallagher is a great guy. I just wasn't feeling it in my heart. " Daly, a soft-spoken wing guard with a cool demeanor under pressure, averaged 21.7 points and seven rebounds while sparking Carroll to a 23-4 record and the second round of the PIAA Class 3A state playoffs.
May 7, 2015 |
The infielders came in, so Matt Rocchi bounced one over their heads. Rocchi drove in Matt Romano with a bases-loaded infield single in the bottom of the ninth to secure a 5-4 win for Archbishop Ryan over visiting Bonner-Prendergast in a Catholic League baseball game Tuesday. Romano, who started the inning with a single and a stolen base, finished 4 for 4 with three runs. In other Catholic League action: Sam Naftulin drove in Angel Alicea with an infield single in the bottom of the eighth to send host Father Judge to a 5-4 victory over Conwell-Egan.
March 13, 2015 |
At night, after John Gallagher prosecuted gang and drug violence, his sporadic search resumed. The assistant U.S. attorney, based in Philadelphia, scoured the Internet for hints of Val James, the first American-born black man to play in the NHL. There were no interviews, zero traces, and Gallagher suspected that James confronted cruel backlash in his attempt to crack a sport dominated by whites. A tip buried in the comments beneath video showing James in a hockey fight led Gallagher in 2012 to Great Wolf Lodge, a water park in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
March 10, 2015 |
I WILL NEVER forget the day in 2010 at the Palestra when Jerome Allen went from interim head coach at Penn to permanent head coach. He spoke from the heart about his love for his school, how much it had meant to the kid who left 4601 Germantown Ave. for Penn to become a student and one of the best players in school history during one of its greatest eras and his absolute belief that he and his staff would get it done. I believed him. Two years later, Penn was playing at Princeton with a share of the Ivy League title on the line.
February 21, 2015 |
The Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team, understandably, is trying to move past the recent resignation of head coach John Gallagher and concentrate on achieving its postseason goals. "We're just focused on basketball and playing for each other," senior Aubree Brown said after the Vikings bested Archbishop Ryan, 39-34, in a Catholic League playoff semifinal Thursday night at Philadelphia University. Gallagher resigned early last week over allegations that he sent anonymous e-mails to college coaches in hopes of jeopardizing the NCAA eligibility of three Nigerian players at Catholic League rival Neumann-Goretti.
February 11, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood girls' basketball coach John Gallagher announced his resignation on Monday afternoon amid allegations that he sent anonymous e-mails to college coaches in an effort to ruin the NCAA eligibility of rival players. Gallagher was called as a witness in a lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court filed by former Neumann-Goretti coach Letty Santarelli. Santarelli, who resigned in October, is suing Stephen Skedzielewski, whom she replaced as coach in 2012. Santarelli is seeking more than $50,000 in damages for libel, slander, and misrepresentation of character.
April 17, 2014 |
After taking a leave of absence last season because of a family health issue, Archbishop Wood girls' basketball coach Jim Ricci has resigned. Ricci won three straight PIAA Class AAA state championships beginning in 2010. The Vikings were coached this past season by John Gallagher, Ricci's longtime assistant. They lost in the Catholic League final to Neumann-Goretti and finished as District 12 Class AAA champions. The head coaching position has been posted, and applicants have until April 29 to apply.
March 25, 2014 |
HERSHEY - Archbishop Wood coach John Gallagher gave his team a speech before their first game on Dec. 15. It was his first year as head coach, but he could see where the season was going. He told them about the quality of people sitting in the room with him at that very moment. He told them the basketball season was a marathon, not a sprint, and they would have to climb the proverbial ladder. "I said that speech on December 15th because I thought I was going to be here tonight," Gallagher said Saturday night after the PIAA Class AAA championship game.
February 27, 2014 |
THERE ARE 13 former Big 5 assistants having varying levels of success as head coaches around the country. If you want to add Jay Wright, Phil Martelli, Fran Dunphy and Jerome Allen to the list, it would be 17 as the head coaches at Villanova, Saint Joseph's, Temple and Penn were also Big 5 assistants at one point. Here are the assistants, school by school, with the first school listed for John Gallagher (La Salle, Penn) and Matt Langel (Penn, Temple) who were assistants at two Big 5 schools.