Last Saturday afternoon the Mustangs defeated Emery High School @ McClymonds High School (Oakland). The victory was the 198th for the Mustangs in Coach Galloway’s 30 seasons. Saint Vincent, 4-2 overall and 2-1 in North Central II/Bay Football League play, next plays Friday night @ Tomales (7:30 PM).
Galloway, the longest active coach in the North Coast Section started his tenure as head coach of the Mustangs in 1984. Over the 30 seasons Galloway has led the Mustangs to a record of 198-117-1, four California Interscholastic Federation-North Coast Section Championships (2008, 05, 1993, 84), and 10 league championships (shared or alone).
Following the Tomales game the Mustangs will have two remaining regular season games plus a potential CIF-NCS Division V Championships appearance for Coach Galloway to reach the milestone. Among active CIF-NCS coaches Galloway would join Matt Sweeney (Foothill-Pleasanton, 27th Season, 226), Bill Foltmer (Middletown, 29th Season, 223 wins), and Kim Jorgensen (Ferndale, 23rd Season, 223 wins) with 200+ career wins. The Mustangs close the regular season with home contests against Upper Lake (11/2) and Calistoga (11/9) at Yarbrough Field (SVHS).
Galloway who is also currently the Mustangs head varsity baseball coach has also lead the track & field program and served as head coach for the junior varsity and varsity basketball teams over his tenure @ Saint Vincent de Paul High School. This past baseball season (29th) the Mustangs won their 500th under Coach Galloway. The Mustangs under Galloway’s leadership in baseball have a record of 501-196-3, five CIF-NCS Championships (2008, 1986-89) and 21 league championships (shared or alone) Galloway served as the head varsity basketball coach for 24 seasons (1982/83-2005/06).
Galloway over the years has been awarded coach of the year for the respective league and the Redwood Empire in football, basketball, or baseball. Additionally the North Coast Section honored him as Baseball Honor Coach in 2002.
Besides leading the Baseball, Basketball and Football programs Galloway has served the parochial school as Physical Education and Science instructor since starting on the Petaluma campus during the 1979-80 academic year.