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Boston College names its new football medical center for Barry Gallup

Barry Gallup has been linked to the Boston College football program for nearly half a century, as a star receiver, an assistant coach, and an administrator (director of football ops). An Eagle through and through.

On Thursday, BC announced that the new sports medicine facility for football will be named the Barry Gallup ‘69 Sports Medicine Center.

A stalwart at Swampscott High, where he was an All-American as a senior for coach Stan Bondelevitch, Gallup went on to set BC records for receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,325) before graduating in 1969. From 1970-90, Gallup was an assistant at BC, working on the staffs of Joe Yukica, Ed Chlebek, Jack Bicknell, and Tom Coughlin. From 1991-99, he was head football coach and athletic director at Northeastern.


The Wellesley resident returned to his alma mater in 2000 as assistant athletic director for football operations, and is now in his 42nd year with the program.

“Our family is extremely grateful to have a role in the new sports medicine center, which will benefit our student-athletes for years to come,” said Gallup. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to work with BC student-athletes throughout my career. Boston College is a special place, and our best days are ahead of us.”

“This is the least we could do to honor Barry for all of the contributions he has made to Boston College and our football program,” said BC athletic director Patrick Kraft.