Maloney, assistants named UAA Coaching Staff of Year
Head Football Coach Dick Maloney and his staff were named the University Athletic Association Coaching Staff of the Year.
Maloney and assistant football coaches Bob Allman, Peter Alvanos, Doug Hensch, John Keady and Ed Sasso guided the Maroons to a 5-5 record, including a 2-2 record in league play. Chicago's five wins tied the team's modern-era victory mark. Maloney is the first coach in University history to win more than four games in his inaugural season.
During the 1994 season, the Maroons broke or tied 17 team or individual records, including 16 records for passing. After throwing for just 179 yards in all of 1993, Chicago passed for 1,970 yards in the past season.
Chicago also ranked at the top of the UAA standings for three weeks in 1994, marking the first time since the league began sponsoring football in 1990 that the Maroons occupied first place.
Coaches Allman (quarterbacks/receivers) and Hensch (running backs) were instrumental in implementing the Maroons' offensive attack, which averaged over 330 yards per game. Coaches Alvanos (linebackers), Keady (secondary) and Sasso (defensive line) guided a defense that yielded fewer than 250 yards per contest.