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Maloney named head basketball coach for Dunbar High School

By Staff | Jun 1, 2018

Tim Maloney has been named the head boys basketball coach at Dunbar High School to replace the legendary Coach Andre McGill who retires in June of 2018.

Carl Burnside, Dunbar High School Principal, made the announcement this morning. “Mr. Maloney has had an impressive career not only as a basketball coach but also as a life coach. We look forward to having him lead our boys basketball program for the years to come.” He has coached in the college ranks for the last 21 years after having a very successful high school coaching stint.

Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, Maloney experienced national exposure in prep school basketball. Named head coach of Mariner High School in Cape Coral in the summer of 1993, he took over a team that went 7-18 the previous season and turned the team around to the tune of an 18-7 mark. In his third season, Maloney guided Mariner to a best ever 33-3 record and a berth in the state finals. That season, the Tritons ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida, rose to No. 16 in the nation, and ranked third in the south by the National Prep Boys.

For his efforts, Maloney was named Southwest Florida Coach of the Year and Conference Coach of the Year after each of those seasons at Mariner. In 1996, he was also named Gulf Coast All-Sports Coach of the Year and Boys Basketball Coach of the Year in Southwest Florida.

Over the years, Maloney has acquired additional experience coaching domestic and international teams during the summer. He spent the summer of 1996 as associate head coach for the Long Island squad in the Empire State Games, a team that featured future NBA players Wally Szczerbiak and Speedy Claxton. The team went on to capture Long Island’s first gold medal in 18 years.

Maloney has also been recognized for his work as a “Life Coach,” most recently being featured in a New York Times article by Zach Schonbrun entitled “For the Court, a Head Coach. And for the Head Coach? A Life Coach.” His network in the college and high school coaching fraternity is extensive. Current South Carolina men’s basketball head coach Frank Martin mentioned Maloney during his NCAA Sweet 16 news conference and how much their friendship has meant to him. I heard from several Division I College Head Coaches: Scott Drew (Baylor), Travis Ford (St. Louis), Tim Cluees (Iona) and Tim Cohane (Buffalo retired) who all raved about not only Maloney’s basketball knowledge but more importantly the phenomenal human being he is and the difference he makes in the lives of young people.

A 1982 graduate of Manhattanville College, Maloney competed in four sports. Maloney earned his master’s degree in counseling from Hunter College in 2004. He and his wife Joanne have a son, Thomas Joseph (TJ).