My name is Jason Gallaher and I’m the Program Director for the MA in Athletic Coaching. In addition to being the Program Director, I teach both Coaching Theory, Methods and Issues (ATHC 700) and Ethics in Sports Coaching (ATHC 720). I have 23 years of full-time coaching experience. My experience extends over College Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and NAIA. I also have high school and year-round club coaching experience and I currently still work with and coach children in elementary school. During my coaching career, I was awarded Conference Coach of the year a few different times in different Conferences and I’ve coached several Conference Champions as well as All-Americans. While coaching, I had the opportunity to serve in leadership roles on various committees. Most recently, I served as the President and then Past-President of the NAIA Swimming Coaches Executive Committee. I have also worked as an Assistant and then Associate Director of Athletics at the college level.
As a student-athlete, I was fortunate to have competed for very knowledgeable coaches that helped enhance my love for athletics. I competed through my college eligibility, and in 2010, I was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at my Alma Mater.
As an instructor, I have taught Physical Education courses at 3 different colleges as well as in the Public School System. I’ve always had a love for Athletics, Teaching, Learning, and most of all, Coaching.
Awards & Accomplishments
- 2016-2017 AAC Swimming Coach of the Year
- 2016-2017 NAIA Swimming Coaches Executive Committee Vice President
- 2017-2018 NAIA Swimming Coaches Executive Committee President
- 2018-2019 NAIA Swimming Coaches Executive Committee Past President