MEET THE HEAD COACH
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 Read more…
INDOOR TRACK SEASON RECAP
The Indoor Season came to an end after the State Meet which combined 4A-5A competition at the Birmingham SportsPlex. Seven girls and nine boys participated at the state level this year. For the boys team, Thomas McMillan matched his PR in the pole vault at 11’6” for a tie for 5th place, and Paul Pluscht had a PR in the Shot at 42’5 1/2” to place 7th. Ther 4X800 relay team of Danner Butler, Steven Hirsch, Joseph Perry , and David Ericson were 7th . The girls team finished a mere four points away from a third place finish. The Bulldogs had three girls with All-State performances. Ellen Ray Chitty was 2nd in the 60m hurdles, Aryn McDowell was second in the triple jump at 36’, and Gracie Hunt took third in the high jump at 5’2”. We also scored in the 2X200 ( 5th--Gustin, McDowell, A. Hunt, J Ladas), the long Jump ( 8th-G Hunt, 4th- A McDowell), triple jump (6th-G Hunt), 4X400 (5th- McDowell-Chitty-Gustin-A Hunt).
outDOOR TRACK SEASON outlook
Outdoor track season will started with practice on Monday the 13th of February. The Bulldog's schedule consists of nine varsity and five MS/JV meets leading up to the Sectional qualifying meet before State. The boys team, after setting the state record of most consecutive championships with their 8th win in a row, will be working hard to extend this string. After graduating a strong field of throwers that helped lead the way last year, Coach Pat Galle is pleased to have some strength returning there as well as being a little stronger in the running and jumping events. The girls will focus on putting together another strong team lead by the field events again this year. The Bulldogs will be looking for help from the running events and hoping to come up with a lift in the middle distance and distance events that usually are our mainstay. The MS/JV meets always seem to add one or two unknowns who end up contributing to the varsity,