FSU assistant Malloy pulling double duty
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Chris Malloy has had a busy spring traveling the country as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at Florida State.
Malloy, you may recall, began helping with the women’s program after Debbie Dillman was not brought back to coach the team in the spring. Kate Golden has served this semester as the Seminoles’ interim coach, and she and Malloy have had some success. Malloy attended five tournaments for the women to close out the season, with FSU winning three of them.
Malloy also has stayed busy with his men’s coaching responsibilities. This week, he will be working double time. The FSU women’s team finished Round 1 of the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship with a team score of 1-over 289, a score that most likely will put them in the top 5 at the end of the day.
Before Malloy can head from Wilmington, N.C., to Indiana on Friday for the men’s regional in South Bend, the assistant coach is scheduled to take a road trip tonight.
Malloy planned to drive five hours tonight to attend his grandmother’s morning funeral in Virginia Beach, Va. When the service is over, he will drive another five hours back to Wilmington for Wednesday’s Round 2. FSU tees off at 1:26 pm.
Friday, Malloy will fly to Chicago, then drive to South Bend.
To Malloy, “Everything (that has happened) this week, last week and next week is all for good reason.”
“Working with the women’s team has been a great experience,” Malloy said. “Seeing this team progress throughout the spring really shows all the hard work these girls put into it.”
Malloy has worked at least twice as hard this spring, but he does have something to show for it. Just look at the rankings: The FSU women are 22nd, the men 19th.