John Maloney
John Maloney
Position: Former Men's Cross Country Coach
John Maloney served 11 seasons as Santa Clara's head men's cross country coach and built a tradition and high expectation of success for the Bronco distance program.

With two West Coast Conference coach of the year honors and three-straight second-place finishes in the league championships, Maloney was of the top cross country coaches on the West Coast.

Maloney assumed his position in the fall of 1993 after serving as an assistant coach for six seasons. Since that time, the Broncos have placed fourth or better in the last eight West Coast Conference championships, highlighted by school-best second-place finishes in 1996, 2000 and 2001. The 2000 squad set school team time records at each meet and two individuals combined for six school course records. Maloney was named the WCC Men's Coach of the Year following the 2000 and 2001 league championships.

His teams over the years have featured 12 first team All-WCC selections, 16 WCC honorable mention picks, one conference Freshman of the Year honoree and 16 WCC All-Academic performers. In addition, six of his last eight teams have been recognized by the U.S. Cross Country Coaches Association for its outstanding academic achievement.

Maloney was the fifth head coach in the program's history. While lettering for Santa Clara, he ran for the first three head coaches, Dan Durante (1977-80,82), Larry Eder (1981) and Dan Cruz (1983-84). Under Sam Imelli, the Broncos' first head coach of combined men and women's teams (1985-92), Maloney became a volunteer assistant in 1987. Maloney was promoted to assistant and then head coach under Imelli's guidance. Additionally, Maloney became the third women's cross country coach at SCU in 1993 following Imelli and Dick Forst (1977-84).

Certified by the USA Track and Field Association, Maloney served as the chair of the West Coast Conference Coaches Committee. He also served the West Regional representative on the NCAA Division I Cross Country Coaches Association from 1998-2000. He publishes a conference Athlete of the Week and weekly results for the league coaches. He has been certified as a Level I (1998) and Level II Endurance (1999) USA Track and Field Coach.

In addition to his duties at Santa Clara, Maloney worked at DuPont Photomasks, Inc. in Santa Clara. He has been with the company since 1986 and is currently a Litho Registration Engineer.

Maloney married Liz Cummings at the Santa Clara Mission on January 11, 2003 and the couple resides in Campbell. He is a member of the West San Jose Kiwanis Club and a lector in Saint Christopher's parish.

WCC All-Academic Selections Under Maloney
1993 Justen Whitall
1994 Pat Fear
1995 Pat Fear
1995 Dennis Gorsuch
1996 Pat Fear
1996 Mark Anderson
1997 Mark Anderson
1997 Marc Nakamoto
1998 Mark Anderson
1998 Marc Nakamoto
2000 Dominic Ricci
2001 Benjamin Gauen
2002 Benjamin Bauen
2002 Donimic Ricci
2003 Benjamin Gauen
2003 Pat Green

WCC All-Conference Performers Under Maloney
1993 Justen Whitall (Honorable Mention)
1994 Pat Fear (Honorable Mention)
1995 Pat Fear (First Team)
1996 Pat Fear (First Team)
1996 Charlie Brenneman (Honorable Mention)
1997 Mark Anderson (Honorable Mention)
1998 Michael Helms (Honorable Mention)
1999 Charlie Brenneman (First Team)
1999 Michael Helms (First Team)
1999 Nick Piziali (Honorable Mention)
2000 Charlie Brenneman (First Team)
2000 Michael Helms (First Team)
2000 Thomas Chapman (Honorable Mention)
2000 Benjamin Gauen (Honorable Mention)
2001 Thomas Chapman (First Team)
2001 Benjamin Gauen (First Team)
2001 Ricky Brackett (Honorable Mention)
2001 Stephen Moore (Honorable Mention)
2002 Thomas Chapman (First Team)
2002 Michael Helms (First Team)
2002 Benjamin Gauen (First Team
2002 John Hinman (First Team)
2002 Ricky Brackett (Honorable Mention)
2002 Dominic Ricci (Honorable Mention)
2003 Benjamin Gauen (Honorable Mention)

WCC Freshman of the Year Under Maloney
1995 Mark Anderson