Chelmsford lacrosse coach Gallagher tackles challenging times
Chelmsford High’s boys’ lacrosse coach, Tom Gallagher, is well known for his fierce determination. But six months ago, his resolve was tested like never before, his life turned upside down. Lifting a tray of glasses, he ruptured an undetected herniated disc in his lower back. He has been paralyzed from the waist down ever since. But in March, Gallagher returned to the sideline for his 14th season, in a wheelchair, and guided the Lions to the state tournament.