Now in the midst of her third season as an assistant track and field coach for the Seminoles, Maicel Malone continues to work hard at building a championship-caliber program at Florida State University. Aside from her on-the-track coaching duties, Malone wears many hats off the field. She is instrumental in Florida State’s recruiting process, supporting the academic staff in monitoring the team’s academic progress, and dispersing and ordering team equipment. In addition, she also coordinates recruit and team travel, team community service programs and some disciplinary actions for the team. During her second season Malone played an important role in the overall success that the women’s team achieved during the 2001-2002 indoor and outdoor track season.
Last season Malone helped orchestrate the women to an impressive ACC second place outdoor team finish. She coached two individual ACC champions and a championship 4 x 100m relay team. She also assisted with the men’s 2002 ACC Championship team. Malone had two individual NCAA qualifiers and assisted in the development of sprinter Teresa Bundy. Coach Malone will continue striving forward to lead more Seminoles to further advancing Florida State’s track and field program to higher heights. She enters the 2003 season with one of the best recruiting classes in over a decade at Florida State University and is counted on to continue to make an impact in the ACC and on the national level.
Highlights of Malone-Wallace’s track career include one Olympic gold medal (4x400m relay, 1996), two World Champion-ships gold medals (4x400m relay and 400m, 1993), one World University Games gold medal (400m, 1991) and one Pan Am Games gold medal (4x400m relay, 1991). To add to her five career gold medals, Malone-Wallace has ran her way to three silver medals (Goodwill Games, 1990; U.S. Olympic Festival, 1990; World Championships, 1997) and a bronze medal at the 1990 U.S. Olympic Festival. She has also set two American records in the indoor 400m and the indoor 4x400m relay, both in 1991. During her time on the track, Malone-Wallace has captured seven NCAA titles, 11 All- American awards, two TAC/USA Championships and 10 PAC-10 titles. Additional accolades include being named the “Most Outstanding Athlete” of the 1990 Penn Relays after running the fastest 400m relay split in the meet’s 96-year history, named “Hanes Her Way Woman of the Year” for Arizona in 1991, as well as being the first ever female to win the NCAA indoor and outdoor 400m title, and the TAC 400m title in the same season.
Malone-Wallace’s coaching career began as a volunteer coach at the University of Florida, where she coached eight years, before moving to Tallahassee to be part of the Seminoles’ program. Wallace will be dealing in part, with the men’s and women’s sprinters. She will also be handling some of the disciplinary actions as well as working with the athletes on academics and athletics.
MALONE-WALLACE FILE: Coaching Experience: 10 years Florida State - Assistant Coach (2001-Present) University of Florida – Volunteer Assistant Coach (1993-2000)