University of Bridgeport Names Lorraine Galow Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach

University of Bridgeport Names Lorraine Galow Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach

Bridgeport, Conn.-University of Bridgeport Interim Director of Athletics Kate Smullen announced today that Lorraine Galow has been selected as the Purple Knights' new Head Women's Gymnastics Coach.  A 2011 and 2013 graduate of UB, Galow has served as long-time assistant at her alma mater from 2011-12 and from 2014-2020 and was the program's interim coach during the fall of this academic year. She also has assistant coaching experience at Yale University.

Said Smullen, "We are excited that Lorraine will become our next Head Women's Gymnastics Coach. She certainly has earned this opportunity with her many years of dedicated service to our student-athletes and our gymnastics program."

Incoming Vice President of Athletics Jay Moran stated, "I can really think of no better person than Lorraine Galow to continue the proud tradition of our women's gymnastics program. She has been part of the program's successes both as a standout student-athlete and as a coach, helping the Purple Knights win six USAG national titles, numerous ECAC crowns, and qualifying for the NCAA Championships as a both a team and an individual competitor." 

Some of Galow's career highlights as a Purple Knight include: 2013 ECC John Smilie Jr. Award Winner, 2013 USAG Mari-Rae Soper Spirit of the Sport Award Winner, three-time individual NCAA Division I Regional Qualifier, 2009 and 2010 ECAC Women's Gymnastics Athlete of the Year and a three-time USAG Scholar-Athlete selection, and a five-time USAG National Team Champion.

Currently a fifth-grade teacher at Booth Hill Elementary School in Trumbull, Connecticut, Lorraine holds two degrees from UB, a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Education.

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