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LW Hires Gallo as Men's Basketball Coach

Ryan Miller | Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Lutheran West has hired Nick Gallo as its next Men's Basketball Head Coach. Coach Gallo most recently served as the Head Basketball Coach at Kirtland High School (2014-2018), where he led the team to a Chagrin Valley Conference title in 2015. While heading up the Kirtland program, Coach Gallo's overall record was 54-39. Previously, Gallo served as an Assistant Coach at University School for five seasons. He is a graduate of Wickliffe High School, where he played varsity basketball for three years, and Walsh University, where he played collegiate golf.

"I am honored and blessed to be joining the Lutheran West community," said Gallo. "Growing this strong basketball program is a privilege and I am very excited to build relationships with the student athletes. Through the team's culture, we will be devoted to reaching each player's potential. Our collective goal will be to develop servant leaders for the Longhorn family."

After an extensive search with many qualified candidates, Athletic Director Ryan Miller is enthusiastic about the leadership Coach Gallo will bring to the program. "Nick checked all the boxes of the type of candidate we were looking for," said Miller. "He has previous successful coaching experience, has coached at a private high school, has an effective manner of interpersonal communication, and is devoted to building a solid basketball program with a culture that is concurrent with our Christ-centered, faith-based school environment as a whole."

"Lutheran West has a proud history of fostering a Christ-centered community for our student athletes both on and off the court. Nick Gallo is the next great addition to our proud basketball tradition and possesses the character and commitment to excellence that we value in all of our coaches," said Lutheran West Principal Mike Waugh.  "We are thrilled to welcome him to the Lutheran West coaching staff."
Thomas Balla will remain on staff and serve as the JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant. Former University School Head Coach Chris Osolin will be joining the staff as a Varsity Assistant. Osolin has also served as an assistant at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin as well as Benedictine. Lutheran West is currently interviewing for the Freshman coaching vacancy. The Longhorns will open their 2018-2019 basketball season in the late fall with a full schedule to be announced forthcoming.

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