May 13, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Chris Malloy, who has helped coach the Florida State men’s and women’s golf teams into both the national rankings and their respective NCAA championship tournaments, has been selected as one of five finalists for the Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade-adidas golf as the National Men’s Assistant Golf Coach of the Year.
Malloy will accompany the Seminole women’s golf team to the NCAA championship finals next week (May 18-21) while, at the same time, helping prepare the Seminole men’s team to compete at the NCAA Central Regional Championship (May 20-22). Malloy has helped coach the women’s team to two wins, a fourth place finish at the ACC Championship and a tie for sixth place at last week’s NCAA Central Regional Championship. He has helped coach the Seminole men’s team to three team championships and a fifth place finish at the ACC Championship in 2010.
With Malloy’s help, the Seminole men are ranked 15th nationally while the Seminole women are ranked 23rd nationally by Golfstat. Florida State is one of only 13 teams in the nation to have both its men’s and women’s programs ranked in the national top 25. The Seminoles are joined by only Arizona State, Florida, Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Southern California, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, TCU, UCLA and Virginia as the schools ranked in the top 25 in both the men’s and women’s polls.
Malloy is a finalist for the national award along with Josh Brewer of Southern California, Michael Burcin of South Carolina, Garrett Glegg of the University of Washington, and Chris Whitten of the University of Michigan.
The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that, among other things, has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom and will be announced June 1.