Men's Basketball 2013 – Coach Profile

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher – Head Coach


Mike Gallagher begins his fifth season as head coach of the men’s basketball program in 2013-14.

Gallagher is the second head coaching in Wilmington University men’s basketball history since the University become NCAA Division II eligible prior to the 2004-05 season. Wilmington is his first NCAA Division II head coaching position after spending time as a head coach at the Division III level and as an assistant coach at the Division II level.

Gallagher’s team is coming off a 10-16 season in 2011-12, 6-11 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, missing the playoffs by two games. The Wildcats had a chance to get into the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division in the final week of the regular season, but was beat out by Holy Family down the stretch.

The coach enjoyed his best season at the helm of the Wildcats in his first season, 2009-10, finishing 10-18 overall, but 7-10 in the CACC, earning the fourth seed in the South Division and a spot in the CACC Quarterfinals.

Last season was a record breaking season for the Wildcats, however, as Gallagher helped lead senior Corye Payton to the program’s first ever First Team All-CACC honor after finishing tied for second in the league with an 18.1 scoring average.

Prior to coming to Wilmington, Gallagher earned his first head coaching position at the collegiate level when he was named the men’s basketball head coach and coordinator of compliance at Division III Neumann College. In two seasons, he helped guide the Knights to a 21-29 record. In his first season at Neumann, Gallagher led the team to the PAC First Round with a 10-15 record.

Gallagher got into the college game during the 2000-01 season, spending seven seasons as the assistant head men’s basketball coach at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he was the head coach for the men’s program at Bishop Eustace High School, and also assisted the men’s programs at Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Carroll, and St. Joseph’s Prep High School.

Mike Gallagher's Year-by-Year Coaching Results:



Conference Record (Finish)




7-10 (4th South)

CACC Quarterfinals



6-11 (5th South)




6-11 (5th South)




6-11 (5th South)


Totals (1 year)

34-71 (.324)

25-43 (.368)