Hartford’s Gallagher gets four-year extension

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Updated: September 18, 2013

West Hartford, CT (Sports Network) – The University of Hartford signed head
men’s basketball coach John Gallagher to a four-year extension through the
2017-18 season, the school announced Wednesday.

Gallagher guided the Hawks to the program’s first-ever postseason appearance
last season, an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com tournament, along with a
17-14 overall record that included a 10-6 mark in America East play. The 17
wins tied a school record for victories in a single campaign.

“We are extremely confident in the direction of our men’s basketball program
and we’re excited to see what Coach Gallagher and his staff can build in the
future,” said Hartford athletics director Pat Meiser. “The success we had this
season along with what we have returning next year is very encouraging. I am
pleased with the level of competitiveness and am confident that will only
continue to rise.”

Gallagher, who previously served as the Hawks’ associate head coach from
2006-08 before a two-year stint as an assistant at the University of
Pennsylvania, has compiled a 37-56 record in three seasons at Hartford. The
Hawks have gone 24-24 in the America East over that span.