Alumni Spotlights

Miles Gallagher, Class of '12

Gallagher earned a bachelor’s degree in Government and Political Affairs in 2010 and a master’s degree in Sport Management in 2012. As a baseball player, he was a two-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete. On the diamond, he was a two-time All-PSAC East selection at catcher, posting a career batting average of .298 with 14 home runs and 86 RBIs. He helped the Marauders to a PSAC East Championship in 2008 and was on the coaching staff for the 2011 NCAA Atlantic Region Championship.

Gallagher played baseball for the Marauders from 2008-10, served as a graduate assistant in the athletic department and assistant baseball coach from 2010-12 and was appointed interim associate director of athletics for compliance in February 2013.

Gallagher was named Millersville University’s Director of Athletics in December of 2015. The Chair of the Department of Athletics Faculty, Gallagher was promoted to assistant professor and granted tenure in 2019. 

Miles Gallagher Named Director of Athletics at Millersville

Ashley Moyer, Class of '15

Ashley Moyer graduated from the Sport Management program in the Spring of 2015 with a degree focus in Athletic Management.  Almost immediately after graduation, Ashley was hired as an adjunct faculty member at Messiah College in the Health and Human Performance department.  

Ashley credits her MU M.Ed. degree with helping her get her foot in the door in higher education. She said that her degree has ultimately helped her to get to her goal of teaching courses in Sport Management. 

She credits classes like Sport Law with making the most difference in her education.  Ashley says that courses like this were the most informative and where she felt like she learned the most applicable skills related to her major.

Ashley’s advice to current and prospective students is that there are many ways that this degree can take you and you should pursue the endless options.  She also credits the faculty and staff as helpful resources.

Morgan Rupp, Class of '15

Rupp graduated from the Sport Management program in the spring of 2015 and was hired by the Ivy League to work as the Coordinator of Compliance and Championships shortly after graduating.  Morgan’s new job required him to relocate to Princeton, New Jersey and he has been very happy about taking the next step in his career.

During his studies he found that one of the most important and beneficial parts of the entire program was establishing strong networking connections with the faculty and other students.  Morgan also mentioned that the internship portion of the program really helped him to gain real world work experience.  The course that he saw as the most beneficial was WSSD 601:Organization and Administration of Sport Programs.

The best advice that he can offer to current students is to "get our of your comfort zone in order to expand on your experiences. Make the most of the opportunities that Millersville University and the WSSD professors provide. Invest in your classmates, for you never know what that connection may lead to.”