July 12, 2012

2012 Coaching Changes  


Malvagna 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 RJ.