What to make of Galloway’s return to the ACC

Lonnie Galloway is returning to the ACC’s Atlantic Division, as the school announced on Monday that the longtime college coach is coming to Louisville as the Cardinals’ new co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. Galloway will be working alongside offensive line coach Chris Klenakis to guide the Cardinals.

The Eden, North Carolina, native starred as a dual-threat quarterback for Rockingham County High School and then Western Carolina in the early 1990s before embarking on a two-decade coaching career. At Western, Galloway threw for over 5,500 yards — second-most in Catamounts school history.

His coaching stints have included time as quarterbacks/wide receivers coach at Elon (1996-2002), as well as wide receivers coach at East Carolina (2003-04), Appalachian State (2005-07), West Virginia (2008-10) and Wake Forest (2011-12). He rejoined the Mountaineers to coach the wideouts from 2013-15.

In Galloway’s first season at Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons had a resurgent 5-3 season in ACC play, resulting in the program’s last bowl appearance — the 2011 Music City Bowl. He helped develop Chris Givens into an All-ACC performer who had 1,330 receiving yards and became a fourth-round NFL Draft selection of the St. Louis Rams.

Insiders at Wake Forest at the time would say that they hated to see Galloway go. He was friendly and well-respected throughout the Demon Deacons program, and perhaps it wasn’t a huge surprise that things went downhill following his departure, eventually leading to Jim Grobe’s firing after the 2013 season.

After his last season in Winston-Salem in 2012, Galloway returned to West Virginia, where the Mountaineers have gone 4-8, 7-6 and 8-5 the last three seasons.

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