Chris Malloy, who helped coach the Seminoles to the school's first ever ACC Championship in the sport of golf in 2008, is in his third season as an assistant coach at Florida State. The Seminoles have been ranked in the nation's top 15 during the first two years of his coaching career and have enjoyed an unprecedented run of success during his first two years with the program.
With Malloy on the coaching staff the Seminoles won the ACC Championship in 2008, have appeared in the last two NCAA Tournaments and have produced the ACC individual champion, two All-Americans and two All-ACC selections. The Seminoles won three tournament championships in 2008 to mark the first time since 1995 that the program has won multiple titles in a single year. Florida State's team championship at the fall 2007 Inverness Intercollegiate was the first team title for the program since 1998.
Malloy worked extensively with former Seminole Jonas Blixt as he earned All-America First Team honors in 2008, All-America Second Team honors in 2007 and won the 2007 ACC individual championship. He currently works with each of the Seminole golfers including Matt Savage - a two-time All-ACC selection, a 2007 All-America Second Team selection and the 2008 North and South Amateur medalist.
Malloy gained valuable experience in helping develop Florida State into a perennial top-15 team. He was the designated on-course coach for the Seminoles numerous times during the 2007 and 2008 season including during the third round of the 2007 NCAA Championship finals as Florida State won a three-team playoff and advance to the top 15 in the standings. With their win in the playoff, the Seminoles advanced to the final round of the championship.
Malloy's work with the Florida State players has led to outstanding team success in addition to numerous individual accolades. The Seminoles finished in the top five of 14 events during the 2007 and 2008 seasons and finished second or better in five different events during the fall 2007 and spring 2008 seasons. Additionally, the Seminoles' team stroke average has dropped in both of Malloy's two years in the coaching staff. As a team the Seminoles averaged a 15-year low 72.77 stroke average in 2008.
Malloy also achieved success at the college level as a top player at Ole Miss during his playing career. He led Ole Miss to the NCAA Championship finals in 1999 and the NCAA East Regional Championship Tournament in 2000 as a two-year letter winner and team captain for the Rebels. Malloy began his career in intercollegiate athletics as a Corporate Account Executive for Seminole Athletics Marketing.
Malloy enjoyed his best season as a collegian as he led the Rebels to a tied for 24th place finish in the NCAA Championship Tournament in 1999. He finished the season with a career-best 74.79 stroke average and earned his best career individual finish tied for fifth at the University of Alabama Spring Invitational. Malloy's individual finish led Ole Miss to the team championship at the Alabama Spring Invitational. Malloy earned four top-30 individual finishes and led the Rebels to four top-10 team finishes. Among those top-10 team finishes was a ninth place finish at the NCAA East Regional Championship which qualified Ole Miss for the NCAA Championship Tournament.
The Warrenton, Va., native helped the Rebels to a sixth place finish in the SEC Championship and an 11th place finish in the NCAA East Regional in 2000 as he finished fourth on the team with a 75.00 stroke average. He earned a pair of top 15 individual finishes with a tied for 14th place standing at the Atlanta Intercollegiate and a tied for 15th placing at the Colorado State Intercollegiate. He led Ole Miss to a sixth place team finish at the Gator Invitational that season as he shot a career-low 68 in the first round of the event.
Malloy, 31, 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. He was married to Danielle Bartlett in June of 2008.