Sept. 6, 2006
TALLAHASSE, Fla. –
Chris Malloy, who led Ole Miss to the NCAA Championship Tournament in 1999 and the NCAA East Regional Championship Tournament in 2000, has been named an assistant coach for the Florida State University men’s golf team as announced by head coach Trey Jones. Malloy was a two-year letter winner and team captain for the Rebels during his collegiate career. He moves into the coaching ranks after working as a Corporate Account Executive for Seminole Athletics Marketing for the past year.
Malloy will be involved with all aspects of the program with duties ranging from facility management, recruiting, practice preparation to player development. He will combine the golf skills he honed during his collegiate career and the administrative skills he developed during his time in athletic administration to become a valuable member of the Seminoles’ growing program.
Malloy, 29, earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from Ole Miss in 2001. He was named to the Ole Miss Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll during his career.
“I am very excited to add Chris to my staff at Florida State,” said Jones. “Not only did he compete at a high level of collegiate golf but he has a strong working knowledge of administration on the collegiate level. His ability to communicate with our players on and off the course will help us in our pursuit of becoming an all-around elite program.”
The Seminole men’s golf team enjoyed its best season in nearly a decade during the 2005-06 season. Florida State earned nine top 10 team finishes and finished 14th in the NCAA East Regional Championship during the fall 2005 and spring 2006 seasons as it enjoyed its best year under Jones and its best year since 1998 – the last time the Seminoles appeared in the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles finished in second place at the spring 2006 Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate for their best team finish of the year and finished in third place at both the fall 2005 Tennessee Tournament of Champions and spring 2006 Gator Invitational. Junior Torstein Nevestad led the Seminoles with two top-10 finishes – tied for sixth at the Gator Invitational and sixth at the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate to claim the top individual finishes of the year for the Seminoles.