After leading Texas A&M to three straight top five finishes in the AIAW ranks, Bill Galloway left College Station in the early 1980s to come to Ruston and immediately built the Lady Techster softball program into a national contender. During his 21 seasons at the helm of the Louisiana Tech program, Galloway coached the Lady Techsters to 17 winning seasons, including a pair of 50-plus win seasons, eight trips to the NCAA Tournament and three trips to the Women's College World Series. He recorded a mark of 726-362 at Tech and a 208-48 record in three seasons at Texas A&M. His 934 career wins arks in the top 30 in the history the Division I softball. He was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Hall of Fame in 2001.