Merrimack men’s basketball coach Joe Gallo was interviewed by The Eagle Tribune over the weekend for a story on his new four-year contract extension with the Warriors that will keep him with the program through 2025.
Gallo is a former Merrimack player, having joined the program in 2000 and graduated in 2004.
“Looking back, I’ve been a Warrior since I was 19 years old,” he told the paper. “I know this place inside and out. I know the kind of kid we attract. I know how to coach that kid. I can say to a recruit that what I’m selling you, I know as player, assistant and now head coach here. My dream would be to make this place a mini-Davidson (University), a small, private school that blows up in a national way.
“The ultimate goal is to see Merrimack on selection Sunday bracket,” said Gallo. “You need support from the administration for something like that to happen and President Hopey, (vice president) Jeff Doggett and Jeremy Gibson have given that to me and our program.”