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Boston College Names Sports Medicine Center for Barry Gallup

Barry Gallup, Northeastern University Athletic Director Photo by Frank O’Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Pat Kraft and Boston College are honoring a great one in the naming of the renovated Sports Medicine Center. Barry Gallup has been a part of the program for ages. Now entering his 42nd years as a member of the staff, Barry Gallup has connected the entire BC football family together

Coach Gallup came to BC as a receiver in 1965 and set school records for receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,325). He also played two season of college basketball for then coach Bob Cousy. He eventually went on to become a part-time assistant coach at BC in 1970, moving to full-fledged assistant in three years later. He coached a number of positions and was a heck of a recruiter for the Eagles, and later became the head coach of Northeastern in 1991. After coaching for nine years, Gallup returned to Chestnut Hill to work in football ops. He has served as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations since 2008.

Each spring, Boston College student-athletes, coaches, ands staff participate in the Cycle for Survival as part of Team FabuLisa, in memory of Gallup’s daughter Lisa. Just another way to tribute a family that has done so much for the program. Gallup is a pillar of the community and this honor is well deserved.

The suite, scheduled to reopen in August, sits in Yawkey Athletics Center and first came to be in 2004. The renovation includes an increase in treatment tables, rehab space, built-in saltwater therapy pods and a new hydrotherapy room with a hot, cold, and treadmill tub.

A man that seemingly knows everyone with a thick Boston accent on par with one Jerry York, here’s a big congratulations to Coach Gallup on an incredible and continued career!