21 Vinny Gallo
Vinny Gallo
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Vinny Gallo enters his eighth season as head baseball coach at his alma mater in 2023-24.

During his seventh season as Brandywine skipper, Gallo guided the team to a program-record 26 victories and a PSUAC Tournament bid for the sixth time. Senior second baseman Nick Wright was named PSUAC Player of the Year and was one of four USCAA All-Americans produced by the Lions. On March 23, Gallo won the 100th game of his career, becoming just Brandywine's second baseball coach to win 100 or more games.

Gallo led Brandywine back to the PSUAC Tournament for the fifth-straight year, while winning 19 games in 2022. The Lions, who finished third in the conference tournament, featured four USCAA All-Americans.

Brandywine reached new heights during the 2021 season, earning a USCAA Small College World Series bid for the first time. The Lions defeated Wright State-Lake in the national tournament and placed in a tie for fifth overall. During the regular season, Brandywine won the PSUAC East Division for the third time in four years under Gallo and claimed third place the conference tournament in DuBois. Highlighting Brandywine's postseason awards was freshman Tyler Brooks, who was named First Team All-American and PSUAC Newcomer of the Year. Brooks became the team's first-ever rookie to earn First Team All-American accolades.

Prior to the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Gallo led Brandywine to the postseason for the third consecutive year as the Lions finished third in the PSUAC Tournament and a second-straight 20-win season in 2019. The Lions featured five all-conference standouts, including senior pitcher Tyler Michaels, who earned all-American accolades.

In 2018, Gallo's Lions claimed first place in the PSUAC Eastern Division for the second-straight year after posting a record of 11-4 against PSUAC opponents. Brandywine advanced to the PSUAC championship game for the first time since 2014 and posted a 20-18 overall record, its first 20-win campaign in four years. Senior centerfielder Matt Masi landed PSUAC Player of the Year and First Team All-American honors, while leading four all-conference performers.

Gallo’s first squad posted 16 victories and won the PSUAC Eastern Division during the regular season. The team featured four all-conference performers, a pair of all-Americans and the PSUAC Newcomer of the Year, Brian Reynolds. In addition, 14 of Gallo’s players received academic honors on the PSUAC All-Academic Team.

Gallo spent the 2013-16 campaigns as the baseball team’s top assistant, working closely with the infielders and hitters, while also serving as the head of recruiting on the Brandywine baseball staff.

Brandywine has compiled 152 victories overall during Gallo’s eight-year tenure. Seventeen student-athletes earned all-American awards from the USCAA and 36 claimed all-PSUAC accolades, while 15 student-athletes garnered USCAA National Academic Team honors during that time.

Prior to his appointment as assistant coach, Gallo was a four-year member of the Lions’ baseball team. A 2012 graduate of Penn State, Gallo earned his bachelor’s degree in corporate communications.

A native of Delaware County, Gallo graduated from Springfield High School in 2007. He currently coaches a local legion team during the summer and has been an instructor at numerous camps and clinics in the area, including Penn State University Park Head Baseball Coach Rob Cooper’s Prospect Camp during the summer of 2016.

Gallo has also served as the public address announcer at Penn State Brandywine basketball games since his time as a student.

Coach Gallo Year-by-Year
Year Overall PSUAC Notables
2023 26-14 12-4 PSUAC Tournament Third Place
2022 19-17 10-5 PSUAC Tournament Third Place
2021 13-8 7-4

USCAA World Series T-5th Place
PSUAC Tournament Third Place
PSUAC Eastern Division champions

2020 2-9 -- Season halted March 12 due to Coronavirus
2019 21-17 10-5 PSUAC Tournament Third Place
2018 20-18 11-4 PSUAC Runner-Up
PSUAC Eastern Division champions
2017 16-19 12-3 PSUAC Tournament
PSUAC Eastern Division champions
Total 117-102 62-25