Former Episcopal coach Gallagher named Stars & Stripes assistant

Former Episcopal Academy head football coach Bill Gallagher has been tabbed as an assistant coach for Team Stars & Stripes in the Global Bowl Italy. The game, which will be played April 13 in Turin, pits U.S. student-athletes against the Italian Under-19 National team.

Gallagher, a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, will coach the running backs and linebackers. Gallagher, who stepped down from Episcopal after the 2010 season, coaches the Philadelphia Little Quakers, a youth football all-star team.

The Team Stars & Stripes roster has yet to be announced. Last year, players were chosen from 20 high schools from eight states, including Shawn Wilson of Malvern Prep. Wilson earned MVP honors by carrying 10 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 50-0 victory in Rome.