Legendary Fordham Baseball Coach, Dan Gallagher, Passes Away at 84

Fordham University is mourning the loss of former baseball coach Dan Gallagher, who died Oct. 15 at the age of 84.

Gallagher coached at Fordham for 21 seasons, compiling a 518-468-10 record and winning 11 championships. His teams competed in five NCAA tournaments.

“Coach Gallagher’s dedication and loyalty to Fordham baseball, even after his Fordham career ended, was second to none,” said Fordham Interim Athletic Director Ed Kull in a statement. “The men he coached held him in the highest regard and loved him like family. Coach Gallagher’s passion and sense of humor will truly be missed.”

Gallagher served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He coached at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville before coaching at Fordham and also served as a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies.

His son, Daniel, and daughter, Christine Maier, survive him, as do three grandchildren, Erin Gallagher, Charles Maier and Julianna Maier.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated this morning at St. James Church, Seaford. Burial followed in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale.

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