In his first year with the Fordham track and field program, Jack Maloney arrives at Rose Hill after serving as the men's head coach at Southern Connecticut State University for the past eleven years.
Maloney enjoyed an affiliation with Southern Connecticut State that spanned more than 25 years. He served as men's head coach for the past eleven seasons, leading the Owls to 14 consecutive Northeast-10 Conference track and field championships - seven indoors and seven outdoors.
After serving as an assistant coach at SCSU for 17 seasons, Maloney succeeded Wil Wright in 1998 as head coach. Since then, he was named both Northeast Region Coach of the Year and Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year on 12 occasions. He coached a total of 76 Owls' All-Americans, including 60 as head coach. Furthermore, 16 school records were broken during Maloney's tenure as head coach.
Over the course of the past 10 years, the Owls have placed in the top-10 at the New England Championships a total of 14 times (seven times indoor and seven times outdoor), including five top-three finishes at the Indoor Championships.
The 2008-09 season was another tremendously successful campaign for the Owls. During the cross country season, the team was nationally ranked throughout the entire season and finished third at the NCAA Regionals.
The Owls then maintained their reign of dominance during track season, as they won both the Northeast-10 Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Maloney was named as Conference Coach of the Year during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, while also taking home United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Northeast Region Coach of the Year accolades during both campaigns. On the team front, the Owls placed as high as 10th at the NCAA Championships under Maloney - with that coming outdoors in 2001.
During his time as an assistant coach, Maloney coached 16 All-Americans was named the Division II New England Coach of the Year in 1988. He remains the only coach ever selected to that honor while in an assistant coach capacity.