South Goes Out of State For New Football Coach

by Keith Kelley–27 Apr ’16

Cheyenne South has found its next high school football coach.  Dan Gallas replaces Tracy Pugh, who resigned late last year after five seasons with the Bison.  Gallas has 36 years of coaching experience in Colorado, with head coaching stints at Northglenn High School (1985-89), Grand Junction High School (1990-95) and Smoky Hill High School (1999-2002, 2014).

Gallas won 101 games as a head coach, and was named league coach of the year six times, as well as being an All-State Coach of the Year three times (1987, 1991 and 2000).

Gallas knows the struggles at South, trying to get the program off the ground.  But he says his formula for success is a simple one. “Probably perseverance……..just continually work,” says Gallas. “Nothing comes easy.  I’ve had some very good assistant coaches that worked with me, and some very good players along the way.”

The Bison won three games over the last five years, and Gallas has been a part of building projects before.  “It’s being consistent with what you’re doing,” says Gallas.  “Don’t take your hand of the plow kind of thing, you just keep working at the things you do.  Eventually kids will grab on to it and they’ll believe in it.”

Gallas will teach PE at South.