New football coach named
Dick Maloney of the Canadian Football League has been named Head Football Coach and Assistant Professor in Physical Education & Athletics, announced Tom Weingartner, Athletic Director and Chairman of the department.
Maloney comes to Chicago from the Ottawa Rough Riders, where he had served as offensive-line coach since 1991. During his tenure, the Rough Riders qualified for the CFL playoffs every season, and twice they had the league's top offensive lineman.
Prior to his arrival in Ottawa, Maloney had coached at the college level for 17 years. He was the offensive coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania from 1986 to 1990 and the offensive line coach at Dartmouth from 1982 to 1985. He also coached at Boston University, Boston College and Maryville College in Tennessee.
"Dick Maloney is wonderfully suited to continuing the resurgence of the University of Chicago football program," Weingartner said. "His successful experience as an offensive coordinator and a recruiter in the Ivy League and as a coach in the Canadian professional league combines the qualities the University was seeking for leadership of the football program. He is an educator who has a superb grasp of the kind of balance Chicago wishes to strike between excellence in the classroom and achievement on the playing field. We are all eagerly anticipating his arrival on the Midway."
During his college coaching career, Maloney was a coach for seven conference championship teams, including the unbeaten 1986 Penn team. He also coached eight All-American players and several players who went on to join the National Football League.
He becomes the 10th head coach in the University's 73-year history of football and the eighth in the modern era, which began in 1969 when intercollegiate football was resumed after a 30-year hiatus.
Maloney received his bachelor's degree in 1974 from University of Massachusetts-Boston and his master's degree in education in 1980 from SUNY at Albany.