"My ultimate goal at Old Dominion is to help develop young players into responsible young men both academically and athletically. Our goal is to be better than the best no matter what level you play on."
- Coach Malloy
Keita Malloy, who is entering his fifth season as a member of the Monarch coaching staff this Fall, enters his first season as the Assistant Defensive Coordinator overseeing the ODU secondary.
Prior to moving to the defensive side of the game, Malloy spent the last four seasons tutoring the wide receivers and tight ends developing one of the deepest positions on the ODU roster. In 2010, he also added Pass Game Coordinator to his title as well.
In 2011, Malloy's receiving corps ranked 18th nationally in passing offense capturing over 270 yards as the Monarchs captured a 10-3 overall mark, played their way to a second place finish in their first season in the Colonial Athletic Association, and advanced to the second round of the FCS playoff. The receivers were led by Frist Team All-CAA honoree Nick Mayers and Third Team All-CAA selection Reid Evans. Mayers and Evans were among the league's top receivers with Mayer posting seven touchdowns and nearly 700 recieving yards in the Monarchs' 13 games. Together Malloy's pupils helped the Monarchs rank fifth among all FCS schools in scoring averaging almost 37 points per contest.
In year number two, the Monarchs went 8-3 continuing its success as the winningest start-up FCS program with ODU ranking eighth in scoring offense generating 33.55 points per game.
In the first season of Division I football at Old Dominion, Malloy helped coach the Monarchs to the winningest start-up FCS record in the nation at 9-2. Malloy's wide receivers and tight ends helped the Monarchs average just under 400 yards per game in total offense, ranking the team among the top 20 nationally in total offense.
Malloy came to ODU after having spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
While on staff with the Bantams, he worked with two all-conference wide receivers in Chris Olenoski and Joe Clark. He served as the tight ends coach (2003) and running backs coach (2004 & 2005) at Fordham University, where he also oversaw the team's academics. While at Fordham in 2005, Malloy helped James Prydatko earn Second Team All-Patriot League honors as he became just the second Ram running back to rush for more than 1,000 yards on the I-AA level. In 2004, he guided freshman Jonte Coven to the Patriot League Rookie of the Year award.
Malloy also served as an assistant coach at West Georgia State University and Lafayatte College. At West Georgia he coached wide receivers and a kickoff return team that set a school record with a 99-yard touchdown return. In addition, he guided receiver Detron Harris to a single-season record 63 catches in 2002, helping him earn an invitation to training camp with the Tennessee Titans. Malloy also served as the recruiting coordinator and pro liaison at West Georgia.
At Lafayette College in 2000, Malloy coached the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, Phil Yarberough, who set the school's career receiving records. He then moved on to Washburn University in 2001 where he coached the running backs and wide receivers, as well as directing the kickoff return team. At Washburn, Malloy helped Colon McNeal to second team all-conference honors as well as an appearance in the Cactus Bowl, the NCAA Division II All-Star Game.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Delaware where he was a three-year letterwinner, Malloy played wide receiver and defensive back for the Blue Hens. He was an all-conference wide receiver while helping Delaware win back-to-back league titles and earn three NCAA Division I-AA playoff bids. Malloy, who also holds a master's degree in education from American Intercontinental University, played professionally in the Arena Football League from 1994 to 1996 for the Massachusetts Marauders, the Albany Firebirds, and the Texas Terror.
The Malloy File:Birthdate: August 29, 1971
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Bishop McNamara '89
College: Delaware `95
Family: Daughters - La-Nyah (15) and Elexa (13)
Primary: DC, Maryland, Kansas (JUCO), Atlanta (DeKalb/Clayton)
Professional Playing Experience:
All-Conference Monarchs Under Malloy:
2011: Nick Mayers - First Team All-CAA; Reid Evans - Third Team All-CAA
"Coach Malloy has done a great job coaching our wide receivers and tight ends. We were all pleased with the production and depth we showed at both positions. He brings a passion to the game that our players have adapted well to."