SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE

October 8th, 2015 | by CollegeAD
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Harry Gallatin, SIUE’s first Director of Athletics, has passed away at the age of 88. At SIUE, Gallatin’s career included three seasons as the Men’s Basketball Coach and 24 as the Men’s Golf Coach. He served as the school’s Director of Athletics from 1967 to 1972. The native of Roxana, Illinois, remained an avid supporter of SIUE athletics until his passing. Gallatin could be seen at most home basketball games and numerous athletics department events. Gallatin started SIUE’s men’s basketball program in 1967 and coached the Cougars for three seasons.

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