Roanoke College coaches are named to full-time positions

Gene Galloway(left) and Tim Smith are now full-time coaches at Roanoke College. [PHOTO: RC File]
Roanoke College Director of Athletics Scott Allison has announced that the interim tag on Gene Galloway (Track & Field) and Tim Smith (Cross Country) has been removed and each has been named Head Coach of their respective sports. Both were named interim coach at the start of the 2019-20 season.

Galloway is entering his sixth year with the Maroons and was an assistant on the track & field staff when the Maroon women captured the 2015 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Outdoor Championship.

“I would like to thank Scott Allison, President Mike Maxey, Coach Finn Pincus, and the entire Roanoke College community for allowing me the opportunity to become the Head Track & Field Coach at Roanoke College,” said Galloway. “I look forward to taking on the challenge in continuing the success of our programs, both academically and athletically, on a regional and national level.”

“In his time with us, Gene has proven that he’s more than ready to lead our Track and Field program,” said Allison. “On the all-important recruiting front, I’ve been impressed with the level of student-athlete that he brings to campus.”

Smith, a 2013 graduate of RC, had served as the Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach, directing practices and strength workouts for the long distance events, for two seasons before being named interim head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams in the fall on 2019.

“It is a great honor to be back at my alma mater, Roanoke College, serving the men’s and women’s teams as Head Cross Country Coach,” said Smith. “I could not be more thankful. I am excited and beyond fortunate to work closely with Coach Galloway and the rest of our amazing coaching staff to help our student-athletes realize their potential and become the best they can at our remarkable institution. Can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

“Throughout this past year, one could easily see that Tim cares deeply for Roanoke College and Roanoke College Cross Country,” said Allison. “ Our student-athletes have really embraced his leadership.”

Both coaches will lead their teams into 2020-21 seasons by beginning fall training, workouts, and practice once the students arrive back on campus for the start of the academic year.

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