Gary Galloway, the head football coach at St. Vincent de Paul of Petaluma for over 30 years, collected his 200th career win when the Mustangs topped Upper Lake 68-0 last Saturday at Yarbrough Field.
Galloway is the first coach to reach 200 wins this season, according to our files. He’s the 79th on the all-time state list, which also includes retired coaches.
Among active coaches in the CIF North Coast Section, the only others with 200 or more wins are Bill Foltmer (Middletown), Kim Jorgensen (Ferndale), Paul Perenon (Mt. Eden of Hayward & Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland) and Matt Sweeney (Foothill of Pleasanton).
Others from the NCS on the all-time state list are No. 1 Bob Ladoucuer (De La Salle) with 399 victories, along with Steve Ellison (Petaluma), Jason Franci (Montgomery of Santa Rosa), Jim Ingram (Washington of Fremont), Ed Lloyd (Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa, Piner of Santa Rosa & Analy of Sebastopol), Jack Moyer (Fort Bragg & Mendocino) and Dan Shaughnessy (Saint Mary’s of Berkeley, Salesian of Richmond & Albany).
What makes Galloway unique in the NCS and in the state is that he’s also on the all-time list of baseball coaches with 500 wins or more. Galloway won his 500th game last season and will start this spring at 501-196-3.
Galloway’s football coaching record heading into St. Vincent de Paul’s game this Saturday against unbeaten Calistoga is 200-117-1. He also has directed his teams to four NCS titles and 10 league crowns (shared or outright).
Note: Thanks to Gary Von Raesfeld of the school for providing details. It looks like the next coach on the list to reach 200 might be Terry Logue from Bear River of Lake of the Pines. He has 197 but may need to wait until next year to get to 200.
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.