Jeanne Galvin


Class of 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee

Physical Education Teacher & Field Hockey Coach

Inducted: November 18, 2013

Jeanne Galvin taught physical education and coached field hockey at Herkimer from 1971 until her retirement in 1995. As the first woman in the Physical Education department, the history of women's athletics at Herkimer began with Galvin. Starting in 1971, she organized the field hockey, volleyball, women's basketball and softball teams, coaching all four sports for four years. During her early years at Herkimer, women competed under the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). Later, when the NJCAA expanded to include women, Galvin became the women's regional director, and also served as chair of the National Field Hockey Committee for many years. She also served as president of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Under Galvin, Herkimer's field hockey program won national titles in 1987 and 1991, and Galvin was named NJCAA Field Hockey Coach of the Year both years. She coached the women's basketball team for 17 years, winning the regional championship in 1979 and 1980, and was named Regional Coach of the Year both times.

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