Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lonnie Galloway - 2015 Hall of Fame

The 26th class induction of the Western Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame will be enshrined in the morning of November 7, also  a special on-field recognition will be conducted during the Catamounts’ football game against Furman that day.

In this spot, we'll take a look at the three individuals being inducted in the the 2015 class, Tom Broadwater (Football, 1957-60), Lonnie Galloway (Football, 1990-94) and Charlie McConnell (Men’s Basketball, 1962-66). Today, we'll highlight Lonnie Galloway.

Lonnie Galloway (1990-94) is Western’s all-time leader in total offense with 6,832 yards. Galloway finished his career with 5,545 yards through the air on 355 career completions – the seventh-most in program history. Galloway continues to rank in the top 10 offensive categories. Galloway ranks fifth all-time with 30 career TD passes.

Galloway has an extensive coaching resume that spans five institutions. His coaching career began at Elon, where he coached both wide receivers and quarterbacks from 1996 through 2002, Galloway then made the move to Greenville, N.C., to coach receivers at East Carolina, After two years in eastern North Carolina, Galloway spent three seasons at Appalachian State working with the split ends from 2005-07,   He then moved to West Virginia as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator, a similar position to what he held at Wake Forest before returning to Morgantown, W.Va., in 2013.

Galloway has coached in four post-season bowl games and been on three national championship coaching staffs. In 2010, he was named the Big East Recruiter of the Year by, and was responsible for recruiting a pair of West Virginia All-America selections,

A native of Eden, N.C., Galloway and his wife, Winslow, have two sons – Hayes and Griffith – and a daughter, Anna.

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