21 Vinny Gallo
21 Vinny Gallo
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 267-319-4588
Email: vjg5012@psu.edu
Position: Head Coach

Vinny Gallo completed his third season as head coach at Penn State Brandywine in 2019.

Gallo led Brandywine to the postseason for the third consecutive year as the Lions finished third in the PSUAC Tournament and a second-straight 20-win season in 2019. The Lions featured five all-conference standouts, including senior pitcher Tyler Michaels, who earned all-American accolades.

Coach Gallo Year-by-Year
Year Overall PSUAC Notables
2019 21-17 10-5 PSUAC Third Place
2018 20-18 11-4 PSUAC Runner-Up
PSUAC Eastern Division champions
2017 16-19 12-3 PSUAC Tournament
PSUAC Eastern Division champions
Total 57-54 33-12  

In 2018, Gallo's Lions claimed first place in the PSUAC Eastern Division for the second-straight year after posting a record of 11-4 against PSUAC opponents. Brandywine advanced to the PSUAC championship game for the first time since 2014 and posted a 20-18 overall record, its first 20-win campaign in four years. Senior centerfielder Matt Masi landed PSUAC Player of the Year and First Team All-American honors, while leading four all-conference performers.

Gallo’s first squad posted 16 victories and won the PSUAC Eastern Division during the regular season. The team featured four all-conference performers, a pair of all-Americans and the PSUAC Newcomer of the Year, Brian Reynolds. In addition, 14 of Gallo’s players received academic honors on the PSUAC All-Academic Team.

Gallo spent the 2013-16 campaigns as the baseball team’s top assistant, working closely with the infielders and hitters, while also serving as the head of recruiting on the Brandywine baseball staff.

Brandywine has compiled 116 victories overall during Gallo’s six-year tenure. Twelve student-athletes earned all-American awards from the USCAA and 24 claimed all-PSUAC accolades, while 10 student-athletes garnered USCAA National Academic Team honors during that time.

Prior to his appointment as assistant coach, Gallo was a four-year member of the Lions’ baseball team. A 2012 graduate of Penn State, Gallo earned his bachelor’s degree in corporate communications.

A native of Delaware County, Gallo graduated from Springfield High School in 2007. He currently coaches a local legion team during the summer and has been an instructor at numerous camps and clinics in the area, including Penn State University Park Head Baseball Coach Rob Cooper’s Prospect Camp during the summer of 2016.

Gallo has also served as the public address announcer at Penn State Brandywine basketball games since his time as a student.