The Mighty Lions have won 17 AAA City Championships, the most in city history, with three undefeated seasons (1988, 1990, 2001).

Varsity Championships

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    • “The first championship” took 13 seasons to accomplish. “On Novem­ber 7, the Lions finally crashed through to grab the so long elu­sive San Fran­cisco foot­ball tro­phy. The win over Com­merce was the ninth straight over the Bull­dogs for the Lions.”
  2. 1934

    • What better way to follow up the first championship than to do it again! Two time all-city lettermen, Ted Spirz (E) and Jean Lacau (FB) led the way.
  3. 1938 

  4. 1974

    • Coach George White brings home his first of 9 championships for Galileo.
  5. 1978

  6. 1981

  7. 1983

  8. 1986

    • Nevada University-bound running back, Rodney Clemente and Doug Flutie-like quarterback, David LaLiberte helped the Lions nip the Washington Eagles in the championship played at Washington, 14-13.
  9. 1988

    • The first undefeated season” was delivered by a talented senior class including player of the year, Sam Peoples and back of the year, Gary Little.
  10. 1989

    • Galileo repeats with a 1-loss season.
  11. 1990

    • The Lions saved their best for last with an undefeated season to complete their first 3-peat.
  12. 1992

    • Cal Berkeley-bound and eventual NFL receiver, Bobby Shaw sends Coach White off with a championship.
  13. 1996

    • The first championship for long-time assistant turned head coach, Kevin Adams. Future Boston College, NFL, and CFL cornerback, Lenny Walls was a part of this team.
  14. 1998

    • A comeback to remember: down 12-0 at the half to McAteer, the Lions clawed back in this stunner.
  15. 2001

    • After the 9/11 tragedy, Galileo strung together a 12-0 season with possibly the best defense in it’s history. Linebacker, Demario Carter and defensive tackle, Frank Torres anchored Galileo’s defense and quarterback, Souen Tek commanded an offense that featured all-city back, Richard Lewis and a pair of all-city hands in Marcel Love and Greg Giffin III.
  16. 2009

    • Galileo sets record with it’s 16th city championship” after winning just 1 game in the previous 2 seasons. It was labeled as the “Greatest Turnaround in AAA History” for first year coach, Mark Huynh (Galileo 1990). Offensive coordinator, Don Harris orchestrated a flexbone offense behind the 3-headed monster; quarterback Dylan Nelson, fullback Pat Ale, and halfback Quincy Nelson (no relations). Linebacker duo, Paul Hill and Chuck Jones, along with AAA Defensive Player of the Year, Shaun Numera (NT/C), manned a defensive unit that recorded a rare Turkey Day championship shutout, 35-0.
  17. 2013

    • Potentially the best offense the AAA CIF-SF Section had ever seen, Galileo scored 50+ points in 7 out of 13 contests, 40+ in 3 others, and 30+ in the remaining 3. After dropping their first game to Tamalpais, the Lions finished the season on a 12-game winning streak which concluded with a nail-biting Turkey Day victory over Lincoln, 34-30. Galileo’s explosive offense averaged a record-shat­ter­ing 52 points in 11 games but dropped to 48.6 after 2 post season games in which the Lions posted 46 and 34 points.

Frosh Soph Championships

  1. 1979

  2. 1981

  3. 1995

  4. 1999

  5. 2007 

  6. 2014 

  7. 2015