Darren Gallagher
Darren Gallagher
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 508-793-3624
Email: dgallag@holycross.edu
Previous College: Heriot Watt, 1996
Experience: Seventh Season

Darren Gallagher is in his seventh season as the head women’s soccer coach at the College of the Holy Cross in 2015.

In 2014, Gallagher led the Crusaders to their most wins (10) since 2000 and the third most in program history. Holy Cross also finished its non-conference slate undefeated with an 8-0-1 overall record and began the campaign with its best start in school history at 9-0-2. Gallagher's 2014 team scored 27 goals on the season (most since 2001; ninth all-time) and allowed only 15 goals (second least in program history). The team also recorded 10 shutouts during the campaign, which are the second most in school history. The 2014 squad had three All-League selections, as well as the Patriot League and ECAC Rookie of the Year in Aly Spencer. Spencer was also named the NSCAA National Player of the Week. Academically, 12 Crusaders were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and senior Carly McCabe was selected to the Academic All-Patriot League team. 

In 2013, the Crusaders had 13 players named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, including McCabe who also earned Academic All-Patriot League accolades. Gallagher's 2013 team also allowed 20 goals on the season, which was the fourth fewest yielded during a single year in Holy Cross history.

Gallagher led his 2012 squad to its first win over conference rival Army since the 1995 season. Gina Righini scored the lone goal in the 1-0 victory and went on to receive first team All-Patriot League honors. Nine members of the team were also named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.   

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.

-----Overall-----     -----Conference-----   
Year Team W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Place
2009 Holy Cross 7-9-3 .447 1-5-1 .214 7th
2010 Holy Cross 3-12-2 .235 0-6-1 .071 8th
2011 Holy Cross 2-12-3 .206 0-5-1 .083 8th
2012 Holy Cross 6-11-1 .361 2-5-0 .286 7th
2013 Holy Cross 2-12-4 .222 2-7-0 .222 8th
2014 Holy Cross 10-5-3 .639 2-5-2 .333 8th
Career Totals      Six Seasons      30-61-16 .355 7-33-5 .211