UMS-Wright Cross Country
Coach Pat Galle begins his forty-fourth year in teaching and coaching, and his forty-first season at UMS-Wright. While in his career at University Military School, and now UMS-Wright, Coach Galle has served as head football, head outdoor and indoor track, and head cross-country coach since 1972. He has accumulated fifty-four Alabama State High School championships with twelve of those coming in cross-country (seven boys and five girls titles). His most recent honor came in the Fall of 2011 with the renovation and renaming of the Galle-Leatherbury Track.
Coach Galle has three years combined experience at Theodore and Blount High Schools in Mobile from 1969-1972. He has been named to the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame, Mobile City Sports Hall of Fame (an honor he shares with his father, the late Stan Galle), and the UMS-Wright Sports Hall of Fame. He has twice been named the National Federation of High Schools Coach of the Year as well as the National High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year. The Mobile Press-Register has also honored him with Track Coach of the Year accolades.
Coach Galle has one daughter, Corey Steele, who is a UMS-Wright graduate. She and her husband Trey have three sons currently enrolled at UMS-Wright.
He also serves and the head of the physical education department where he oversees teaching and learning for children and athletes in grades K4-12.