Chris Malloy Quick Hits
- Third Season at USF
- Four Years as Assistant at FSU
- Two-year Letterman at Ole Miss
- Five NCAA Championship Appearances
- Four All-America Performers
- Seven All-Conference Selections
- One Conference Player of the Year
- One Conference Freshman of the Year
- Graduated from Ole Miss in 2001
- B.S. - Hotel and Restaurant Mgmt.
- Married to the former Danielle Bartlett
Chris Malloy is in his third year as head coach of the men’s golf program at the University of South Florida after being hired by Director of Athletics Doug Woolard on June 29th, 2010.
"Chris is one of the outstanding young coaches in America and a tremendous addition to our staff,” Woolard said at the time. “He is a fine teacher of the game and a terrific recruiter with established relationships throughout Florida and the rest of the country. I know how important ensuring a positive student-athlete experience is to him, and I believe that the young men in our program will benefit greatly from his leadership, mentoring and coaching.”
Malloy’s first season in Tampa demonstrated his abilities as a teacher and program builder. The Bulls equaled their best-ever finish at the BIG EAST Championships with a tie for fourth place, earned four top-six tournament finishes and improved their stroke average from 308.3 in four fall tournaments to 298.5 in five spring events.
Improvement was also evident in the student-athlete’s individual results. Sophomore Devin Hernandez dropped his stroke average nearly two full strokes from his freshman campaign, and senior Robby Carl posted his best-ever tournament finish, a tie for fourth, at the BIG EAST Championships.
The Bulls made great strides in the classroom in Malloy’s first season as well, posting a team GPA of 3.42 for the spring semester, which was the highest among all men’s sports at USF just one year after being among the lowest.
In year two, Malloy helped USF to the nation's largest gain in the national rankings leading the Bulls to be named Golfweek Magazine's Fastest Rising Program. The Bulls
posted seven Top 10 finishes, including three in the Top 5. He also helped mentor Trey Valentine, who was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, and fellow freshman Branden Collins, who earned All-BIG EAST honors. To bolster an already strong lineup, Malloy used his recruiting prowess to garner signings from two of the nation's top junior players in Jeffrey Meltzer and Chase Koepka.
Prior to arriving at USF, Malloy spent four seasons as an assistant at Florida State where he played a significant role in the success of the men’s program. The Seminoles won their first ever ACC golf championship in 2008, and, after leading at the end of the first round, finished third in the NCAA Championships in 2010, the best finish in program history. The Seminoles were ranked in the nation's top 15 during the first two years of his coaching career and Florida State's team stroke average dropped to a 15 year low 72.77 in 2008.
At FSU, he was the designated on-course coach for the Seminoles numerous times during the 2007-10 seasons including during the third round of the 2007 NCAA Championship finals as Florida State won a three-team playoff and advanced to the top 15 in the standings, moving on to the final round.
In 2010, the Noles defeated seven teams ranked ahead of them in the national rankings to win the Bryan Park Collegiate team championship under Malloy's watch. The following week, FSU won the Pinehurst Challenge for its second consecutive team win, a feat that had not been accomplished at FSU in almost 30 years.
Malloy was named the interim assistant coach of the women's program in the spring of 2010 and presided over an outstanding season for that program that included a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Both the men’s and women’s programs were also recognized by the NCAA with a perfect APR (Academic Progress Rate) score for the period of 2006-2009.
Malloy was selected as one of five finalists for the 2010 Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade-adidas golf as the National Men's Assistant Golf Coach of the Year. The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom.
In his career as assistant, Malloy has produced four All-Americans, four All-ACC selections, and one ACC individual champion, including the 2010 ACC Player of the Year, sophomore Brooks Koepka.
Malloy was a top golfer at Ole Miss during his playing career. He led the Rebels to a 24th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 1999 and a 11th-place finish at the NCAA East Regional in 2000 as a two-year letter winner and team captain for Ole Miss.
Malloy earned his bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from Ole Miss in 2001 and was named to the Ole Miss Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll during his tenure.
He married the former Danielle Bartlett in June of 2008 and they have a daughter, Kaylee.