Eugene Galloway will enter his third year as the assistant coach of the Roanoke Track & Field and Cross Country programs. Galloway directs the practices and strength works for the sprinters and horizontal jumpers, in addition to a variety of administrative and recruiting duties throughout the year.
In his first season with the Maroons he helped lead the women's track and field team to their 11th ODAC Track and Field Outdoor Championship. Later on in the year he led the quartet of Alexis Janney, Alease Kinney, Erin McGovern, and Jessica Meija to a National Runner-up finish in the 4x400 relay. The four women earned USTFCCCA All-American Honors. Under Galloway’s leadership the maroons have accomplished 12 individual conference titles, 6 National Qualifiers, 4 All Americans, broke 4 school records, and 1 ODAC conference record.
Galloway comes to Roanoke from Winston-Salem, NC, where he served as assistant coach for two seasons at the high school level and four years at Momentum Personal Training. At Reynolds High School and Bishop McGuiness, he helped coach numerous athletes to All State honors. During his time at MPT, he worked with many high school athletes, 15 of whom earned athletic college scholarships.
"Eugene brings a great deal of knowledge, with his Master of Sports Science and his practical application from coaching," Pincus said. "For us to get a talented coach with his credentials is a big win for our teams."
An outstanding student at High Point University, Galloway was a Big South Presidential Scholar three consecutive years. As an athlete, he was one the finest jumpers to ever compete for the Panthers. Twice Galloway won the Big South Indoor and Outdoor Triple Jump and also qualified for the NCAA Division I East Regional. He was also selected as a member of the 2000-2009 All Big South Decade Team. A well respected leader on the track & field squad, the Winston-Salem native served as Vice-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his college days.
Galloway graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications in May of 2007 from High Point University. He also earned a master’s of science in sports studies in May of 2009 at High Point University.
He currently resides in Salem with his wife, Kellie and their daughter Evelyn.