June 22, 2013

Maloney announces retirement from U. of Chicago

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After nearly two decades as the University of Chicago head football coach, Dick Maloney has announced his retirement from the university, effective June 30.

Maloney, whose coaching career spanned 39 years at the collegiate and professional levels, earned Coach of the Year awards five times from the University Athletic Association during his tenure. His career record of 94-82 and .534 winning percentage ranks second all-time at UChicago, trailing only Amos Alonzo Stagg.

"The University of Chicago and its football program have been a large part of my professional coaching life," Maloney said. "I have a passion for coaching, recruiting, and mentoring young men, and I am honored to have been part of this extraordinary university for nearly two decades."

Acting athletic director Brian Baldea thanked Maloney for his long-time service to the football program and the university. "Dick has been a fixture in our football program for many successful years. Our students have excelled on the field and in the classroom. We thank Dick for his leadership and dedication."

Maloney's UChicago teams featured eight All-Americans, six UAA Offensive Players of the Year, three UAA Defensive Players of the Year, seven UAA Rookies of the Year, and two Aztec Bowl selections. From 1997 to 2001, Maloney guided the Maroons to five straight winning seasons, a feat last accomplished by Stagg during UChicago’s years as a member of the Big Ten from 1911-15.

Before arriving at UChicago, Maloney served as the offensive line coach for the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Riders from 1991-93. Maloney previously served as offensive coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania from 1986-90 and as offensive line coach at Dartmouth from 1982-85. Maloney spent five seasons (1977-81) as offensive line coach at Boston University and one year (1976) as an assistant coach at Boston College. He began his career in 1974 as a defensive line coach at the University at Albany.

During his career, Maloney has served as head or assistant coach of 10 conference champions, including an unbeaten Penn team in 1986. In all, Maloney coached 15 All-Americans and several players who went on to play in the NFL.

Maloney is a 1974 graduate of Mass-Boston, where he majored in elementary education. In 1980, he earned a master's degree in education from Albany.

A national search for Maloney’s successor will begin within the next few weeks. 

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