Cross Country/Track & Field
Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
Phone: (904) 470-8397
A native of Miami, FL and the Dade County Public School System, Coach Archie Gallon is serving in his tenth season as the head coach for the EWC Tigers Cross Country and Tigers outdoor Track and Field teams, overseeing both the men and women programs. A graduate of Edward Waters College, Coach Gallon majored in Physical Education. He was a member of the football and track and field teams during his collegiate career. He earned a Master's of Education from Florida A&M University.
Gallon became the head coach for cross country and track and field at Duncan Fletcher High School in Jacksonville Beach, Florida from 1971 to 1978. Over that time span, his teams won seven Gateway Conference Championships in Track and Field, while losing only once in his eight years.
In 1979, he was neamed the head football and wrestling coach at Paxon High School, where he continued to excel. His football teams were conference runner-ups five times, while his wrestling teams captured two Gateway Conference titles. From Paxon, he would become a member of the faculty and coaching staff at Ribault Senior High School in 1985 as an assistant coach of football, and Head Wrestling Coach for five seasons. He was also a member of the coaching staff that led the girls track team to four FHSAA State Championship meets. They won the titles in 1990, 1992, and 1993. Gallon retired from the Duval County Public School system in 2004 after 31-years of dedicated service.
Returning to his alma mater in 2004, he joined the faculty as a professor of Physical Education and was appointed to take over the track program after former head coach Thomas Witherspoon retired. With a combined participation of over 60 male and female student-athletes, Gallon holds a high standard for excellence on and off the track and field with a tireless spirit. His graduation rate ranks very high within the Tiger Athletic Department with over 80% of his student-athletes earning their degrees.
Coach Gallon's ultimate goal is for the Men and Women Track and Field teams to win a conference championship during the same season. Finally, he wants three things: to attend the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Championships; have members of his program earn All-American honors; and watch one of his team's win a National Title for Edward Waters College.
Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach
Phone: (904) 470-8063
Marilyn L. Mack enters her ninth year as the head coach of the Lady Tigers Volleyball program. In 2002, Marilyn Mack was hired and inherited a team that finished 2-18 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (EIAC). The Lady Tigers' losing record did not hinder her enthusiasm and dedication. The team's success over the next two seasons showed a tribute to her commitment and determination that turned EWC Women Volleyball into a successful program. During her third season in 2004, she led the Lady Tigers who achieved All-Conference honors, and was selected as the "EIAC Coach of the Year." With a change in Atlantic Conferences over the years, Coach Mack has sincerely focused on laying a new foundation for the Lady Tigers Volleyball program. In 2011, she returned to the Tiger staff following a leave of absence. This year in the Gulf Coast Atlantic Conference (GCAC), her goal is set to compete at 110%, making a journey to the Nationals.
After finishing her career as a standout college player, she played semi-professional basketball in the Bahamas. She has also served as a coach in the Leon County Public School System for over ten years in Tallahassee, FL. Prior to coming to Edward Waters College, Mack served two years as the graduate assistant coach for the women's volleyball team at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL. During that time she earned her Master's Degree in Physical Education.
A graduate of Fayetteville State University, the Florence, SC native brings an astounding quantity of athletic and academic experience to Edward Waters College. She plans to inspire positive approaches, as well as instill team pride. "Positive Priorities Prosper, because I can and I will SUCCEED" is Coach Mack's motto. She serves as a Physical Education instructor and the Assistant Coach for the Cross Country/Track & Field programs at Edward Waters College. Ms. Mack is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree at the United States Sports Academy.