The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)
Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)
A former University of Houston standout and long-time defensive coordinator at Silsbee High School, McGallion joined Ray Woodard's initial staff at Lamar on June 16, 2008, as an assistant coach.
McGallion came to Lamar after serving on the Silsbee staff under his brother Bobby for 10 years, where the Tigers made the playoffs six times. In the last few years, McGallion coached former standouts William Morrisey and Ahmad Jones, a pair of first-team all-state defensive linemen who signed with Texas A&M and Oklahoma State, respectively.
McGallion spent three seasons as the head coach at Barbers Hill from 1995-98 following a two year stint at Woodville from 1993-94. The son of the late Silsbee coaching legend Stud McGallion led Woodville to the playoffs in his first season with a 6-4-1 mark.
From 1989-93, McGallion spent time in the Cy-Fair Independent School District at both Cy-Fair HS and Cy-Creek HS. He mentored future NFL Pro Bowl selection Sam Adams, who played at Texas A&M, along with Shane Rink, who starred at Texas, while at Cy-Creek.
McGallion was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at noseguard at the University of Houston. He received his bachelor's degree in Education from UH in 1984.
McGallion graduated from Silsbee HS in 1979. He was an all-state selection at linebacker who was also a member of his father's 1977 Tiger team that reached the state semifinals. He also played in the 1979 Texas High School All-Star Game.
He has been married to his wife Gayle since 1983 and the couple has a son, Lance, and a daughter, Lacey.