June 24, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
Maloney returns to Ball State
as head coach
Maloney has returned to Ball State as head coach. He replaces
Alex Marconi, who resigned after two seasons as head coach.
As head coach of the Cardinals from 1996-2002,
Maloney posted a record of 256-144-1 (.640).
For the past 10 seasons, Maloney was head coach
at Michigan. He guided the Wolverines to a record of 341-224
(.604). Maloney led Michigan to three Big Ten regular season
titles, two Big Ten tourney crowns and a NCAA regional title in
2007. The Wolverines had four consecutive NCAA Tournament
appearances (2005-08). Maloney was Big Ten Coach of the Year in
2007 and 2008.
led Ball State to four MAC West Division titles and two MAC
regular season titles. He led the Cardinals to a pair of 40-win
seasons (42 in 1999, 40 in 1997) and was a two-time MAC Coach of
Maloney was an All-American shortstop at Western
Michigan, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1986 and master’s in
1993. He was picked in the 13th round of the 1986 MLB Draft by
the Atlanta Braves and spent six seasons in their organization.
Maloney was an assistant at Western Michigan from
1992-95 before moving to Ball State.
(photos courtesy of UM & BSU Media Relations Offices)