Episode 213. Cole Gallagher – 2016 Kentucky High School Goalkeeper of the Year
Cole Gallagher is a NSCAA Scholar All American soccer player.
Cole Gallagher is a graduate of Kentucky Country Day School and is currently preparing for his freshman year as an Emory University student-athlete. As a student at KCD, Cole was named a Malone scholar, National Merit scholar, and Dabney Family scholar, and was a recipient of a University of Michigan Book Award. He also received the James Pitman Sams Jr. Award for his academic achievements, sportsmanship, citizenship, and outstanding qualities.
Through his achievements and awards, Cole’s proudest role at KCD has been serving the school as the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As a 4–year varsity player, he holds all goalkeeping records for the school, served three years as team captain, and was named the 2016 Kentucky Goalkeeper of the Year.
Cole was named a 2017 NSCAA Scholar All American. This is considered the top honor and hardest to achieve by high school student-athletes in this country. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA (Cole maintained a 3.95 GPA throughout his career), be First Team All State, and be nominated for NSCAA All American.
In the 2016-2017 season, Cole played his competitive soccer for Javanon F.C. – leading his team to a state championship. He has also represented the state and regional Olympic Development teams.
Off the field and out of the classroom, Cole runs his own landscaping business, which he started at the age of 11. He is also an active volunteer in the community. At home, he is a big brother to Liam and the son of Patrick and Trisha Gallagher.