Gallagher arrives at the University at Albany in July 2018 after spending the previous season as the defensive coordinator at Army West Point. Before her stint with the Black Knights, Gallagher coached under current UAlbany head coach Katie Rowan for two seasons at Wagner College.
Gallagher is a former defensive standout at the University of Notre Dame where she captained the team during her senior season in 2015. She was a three-year starter for the Fighting Irish and started in all 20 games during her senior campaign. A four-year letter-winner, Gallagher played in 69 career games and totaled 54 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers. She was a member of the first Fighting Irish senior class to make four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
A 2011 graduate of Radnor High School, Gallagher was a three-sport athlete who lettered in lacrosse and basketball and one year in field hockey. She helped lead the Raider lacrosse team to consecutive state titles from freshman to junior year.
Ranked in the top-five nationally as a freshman and junior, Gallagher served as a team captain as a senior. Her brother, Marty, was the 2011 lacrosse captain at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Gallagher graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a degree in Information Technology Management, and earned her MBA in Finance from Wagner in 2017.