Entering his fourth season as Wentworth’s men’s basketball coach, Arlen Galloway looks to extend a streak of .500 or better seasons to three with a strong core of players returning from last season’s 15-11 record. One of the Leopards’ losses was to neighboring Northeastern University, marking the second straight season Wentworth has faced a Division I foe.
The 2015-2016 campaign saw a fourth-place selection in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll and a 13-5 conference record, including two wins over eventual CCC Champion Endicott, placed the Black & Gold second in the CCC. Galloway was named the CCC Coach of the Year for leading his team to the second-place finish.
After starting the 2014-2015 season 0-4, the Black & Gold rolled off four straight wins to even its record at 4-4 at semester break. After a loss to Division I Boston University, Wentworth picked up its next two wins before dropping five in a row. However, the Leopards would go 6-3 over their final nine regular-season games to finish as the number four seed in the CCC Tournament. Wentworth edged fifth-seeded Gordon in the quarterfinal round before pulling away from upset minded and eighth-seeded University of New England in the semifinals. In the program's first title game appearance since 2011, Wentworth traveled to top-seeded Endicott where the Gulls pulled away in the second half to claim the conference championship.
Prior to arriving at Wentworth, Galloway spent two seasons as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Cornell University where he helped the Big Red improve on its previous season’s win total in his two years at Cornell, including 13 victories in 2012-13. In 2011-12, Cornell knocked off eventual Patriot League champion and NCAA darling Lehigh as part of a 10-3 campaign at home. He worked in nearly every aspect of the program, including playing an essential role in practice preparation and team travel.
Prior to his stint at Cornell, Galloway spent two seasons as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Middlebury College where he played an instrumental role in the Panthers posting an impressive 53-6 mark, including a 28-2 record during the 2010-11 season. That season saw Middlebury set a program record for wins and reach the semifinals of the Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in program history after capturing the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship with wins over Amherst and Williams. During the 2009-10 campaign the Panthers finished 25-4, advanced to the finals of the NESCAC Tournament, and earned the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory. While at Middlebury he assisted in all areas of the program, including recruiting, scouting, and film breakdown. He coached three All-NESCAC performers, a pair of NESCAC Defensive Players of the Year, and an All-American. In both seasons the Panthers were nationally ranked by D3Hoops.com and finished the 2010-11 season ranked third in the country.
Galloway spent a pair of seasons (2007-09) as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Kenyon College. During this time the Lords compiled a total of 29 wins, which included 16 triumphs in the 2008-09 season. In 2008 Kenyon achieved its best North Coast Athletic Conference achievement in 14 years and the following season reached the conference semifinals for the first time in 14 years. While on the Lords’ staff he served as the lead recruiter and assisted in scouting, practice and game planning, and on-floor coaching. Kenyon had the 2008 NCAC Rookie of the Year and the 2009 NCAC Player of the Year during his tenure.
During the 2006-07 season Galloway began his coaching career at Washington (Md.) College where he assisted in scouting, film breakdown, on-floor coaching, and skill development workshops. He also served as the program’s lead recruiter and helped to develop a Second Team All-Centennial Conference performer. Additionally, he directed the annual Take it to the RAC summer basketball camp.
A native of Windham, N.H., Galloway was a four-year letterwinner at Kenyon where he played in 99 games, averaging 4.1 points for his career. During his sophomore season he averaged 6.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game and when his career ended he ranked among the program leaders in 3-pointers made, attempted, and 3-point field goal percentage. During both his junior and senior seasons he was the recipient of the Scott Selby Award, given annually to the player who best embodies the ideals of the men’s basketball program.” He earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science in 2006 and is a candidate for a Master’s degree from Washington (Md.).