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Chris Malloy

Chris  Malloy

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Ole Miss, 2001

06/11/2017

Thornberry Finishes Top Four At FedEx St. Jude Classic

Rebels Posts Best Amateur Finish at Event Since 1965

06/07/2017

Thornberry Named Haskins Award Winner As Top Collegiate Golfer

Sophomore Adds Honor After Winning National Title

06/07/2017

Thornberry Readies For PGA Tour FedEx St. Jude Classic

Sophomore to Tee Off in First PGA Tour Event

06/01/2017

Meet The Press: Malloy, Thornberry Talk NCAA Title

NCAA Champions Met With The Media

05/29/2017

Thornberry Captures NCAA National Championship

Wins Ole Miss' First Golf National Championship

Former Rebel standout golfer Chris Malloy is in his fourth season as the Ole Miss men's golf head coach.

Malloy, the 2013 BIG EAST Coach of the Year, returned to Oxford after four years as the head coach at the University of South Florida. As a player for the Rebels, he helped lead Ole Miss to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000. Now, Malloy has led his alma mater back to national prominence.

Through three seasons as head coach, Malloy has led Ole Miss to five tournament titles as a team to go along with nine wins by individual Rebels. Under Malloy’s tutelage, Braden Thornberry became the first national champion in Ole Miss Golf history and earned the 2017 Fred Haskins Award (nation’s most outstanding collegiate golfer).

Malloy coached Ole Miss to four tournament victories during the 2016-17 season as the Rebels earned a berth to a NCAA Regional for the second time in the last three years. The team won the Franklin American Mortgage Company Intercollegiate at the Grove (Nashville, Tennessee), the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic (Atlanta, Georgia) and the Princeville Warrior Invitational (Kauai, Hawaii) last fall before claiming the Lamkin San Diego Classic (San Diego, California) in the spring. In two of those wins, Ole Miss shot 831 as a team for the second-best tournament score (54 holes) in school history. Following a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Regional in Austin, Texas, the Rebels advanced to the NCAA National Championship for the first time in 16 seasons. There, Thornberry used an 11-under 277 over four rounds to capture the individual national title. 

In year two, Malloy led the Rebels to their first tournament title since 2012 at the FAU Slomin Autism Invite. Ole Miss posted a team score of 11-under 841, its lowest total since posting a team score of 845 at the 2012 Sam Hall Intercollegiate, while Thornberry captured his first career title. Malloy also helped the Rebels post a second-place finish at the Old Waverley Collegiate Championship, where Thornberry claimed his second title of the season. Senior Forrest Gamble was honored off the course, as he was named the SEC's 2016 H. Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and earned second team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for the second-consecutive season.

In his first season back in Oxford in 2014-15, Malloy guided the Rebels to their first NCAA appearance since 2011 with a trip to the NCAA Regional in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Ole Miss finished 12th in the regional, while senior golfer Blake Morris finished in a tie for seventh as an individual. Malloy also helped the Rebels post a ninth-place team finish at the SEC Championships, Ole Miss’ best finish in the conference championships since 2012. In the classroom, junior Forrest Gamble earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors and was named second team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

USF advanced to its second-straight NCAA regional under Malloy and just the third in school history after a fourth-place finish at the American Athletic Conference Championships. The Bulls finished the season ranked No. 33 in the nation by Golfweek, while sophomore Chase Koepkaearned Ping All-Region honors.

In 2013, Malloy guided a young group of Bulls to the school's first-ever BIG EAST tournament championship earning BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors. USF advanced to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional and came within one stroke of a berth to the NCAA championship rounds, falling to Oklahoma in a playoff.

In his first season in Tampa, the Bulls equaled their best-ever finish at the BIG EAST Championships with a tie for fourth place, earned four top-six tournament finishes and improved their stroke average from 308.3 in four fall tournaments to 298.5 in five spring events.

In year two, Malloy helped USF to the nation's largest gain in the national rankings, leading the Bulls to be named Golfweek Magazine's Fastest Rising Program. South Florida posted seven top-10 finishes, including three in the top five.

Prior to arriving at USF, Malloy spent four seasons as an assistant at Florida State where he played a significant role in the rise of the FSU men's program. The Seminoles won their first-ever ACC golf championship in 2008, and, after leading at the end of the first round, finished third in the NCAA Championships in 2010, the best finish in program history. The Seminoles were ranked in the nation's top 15 during the first two years of his coaching career, and Florida State's team stroke average dropped to a 15-year low 72.77 in 2008.

At FSU, he was the designated on-course coach for the Seminoles numerous times during the 2007-10 seasons including during the third round of the 2007 NCAA Championship finals as Florida State won a three-team playoff and advanced to the top 15 in the standings, moving on to the final round.

In 2010, the `Noles defeated seven teams ranked ahead of them in the national rankings to win the Bryan Park Collegiate team championship under Malloy's watch. The following week, FSU won the Pinehurst Challenge for its second consecutive team win, a feat that had not been accomplished at FSU in almost 30 years.

Malloy was named the interim assistant coach of the women's program in the spring of 2010 and presided over an outstanding season for that program that included a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Both the men's and women's programs were also recognized by the NCAA with a perfect APR (Academic Progress Rate) score for the period of 2006-2009.

Malloy was selected as one of five finalists for the 2010 Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade-Adidas golf as the National Men's Assistant Golf Coach of the Year. The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom.

In his career as an assistant, Malloy produced four All-Americans, four All-ACC selections and one ACC individual champion, including the 2010 ACC Player of the Year, sophomore Brooks Koepka.

Malloy was a standout golfer at Ole Miss from 1999-2000, leading the Rebels to a 24th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 1999 and an 11th-place finish at the NCAA East Regional in 2000.

A two-year letterman and team captain for Ole Miss, Malloy earned his bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management in 2001 and was named to the UMAA Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Rebel.

He married the former Danielle Bartlett in June 2008 and they have a daughter, Kaylee, and a son, Cash.

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