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Arlen Galloway Named Head Men's Basketball Coach

Arlen Galloway Named Head Men's Basketball Coach

BOSTON, Mass. – Arlen Galloway, who has spent the last two seasons as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Cornell University, has been named the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The announcement was made by Angel Ayres, Wentworth's Director of Athletics.

"It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that we welcome Arlen Galloway as the newest member of our athletic community," said Ayres. "We are confident that he will not only continue with the success of our men's basketball program but enhance our entire department through his passion and team-oriented philosophy. I look forward to working with Coach Galloway as he starts his journey as our new head men's basketball coach."

"I am honored to have been chosen as the next men's basketball coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology, said Galloway. "I am grateful for the opportunity that Angel Ayres, [associate director of athletics] Danielle Ferrara and the entire interview panel have given me."

Galloway, who becomes just the fourth coach in the Institute's NCAA era (1984-present), 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 champ 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. He assisted in the development of first-team All-Ivy guard Chris Wroblewski, the school's career assist leader, and three-point marksman Drew Ferry in 2011-12, as well as Nolan Cressler, an Ivy League Rookie of the Year candidate in 2012-13.

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 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 in 2014.

The Leopards, who finished 16-12 a season ago, open the 2013-14 season against Emmanuel College at the Emerson College Tip-Off Tournament on November 15.

"Wentworth offers first-class academics and career preparation for its students as part of a supportive community located within the great city of Boston," said Galloway. "I am committed to working every day with our student-athletes to continue and build upon the winning tradition of Wentworth basketball. I want the entire Wentworth community to be proud of our basketball program and to join us in spreading the word to attract future classes of elite student-athletes interested in everything that Wentworth has to offer."