July 12, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
to lead program at NYIT
Bob Malvagna has been hired as head coach at the
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He succeeds Bob
Hirschfield, who retired this past October after serving as head
coach for 33 seasons.
Malvagna has 20 years of experience coaching Long
Island collegiate and club teams. This past season, he was an
assistant at Queensborough Community College, helping the Tigers
capture the 2012 CUNY Championship.
In 2011, Malvagna was an assistant at Nassau
Community College. The team reached the NJCAA Division III
Region XV Tournament.
Malvagna spent 10 seasons at Adelphi University,
rising to associate head coach. As hitting and third base coach,
Malvagna helped lead the Panthers to five winning seasons and a
pair of NCAA Division II Regional appearances.
Malvagna played at St. John’s from 1975-79 and
was a member of the 1978 squad that reached the College World
Series. He earned a Bachelor of Science in communication arts in
1979. He and his wife, Mary, have three sons: Stephen, Ryan and