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#2 Rich Maloney
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Western Michigan
Graduating Year: 1986
Phone: 765.285.1425
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Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 06/22/2012


Ball State Head Baseball Coach (1996-2002 and 2013-Present)

Career Head Coaching Record:  667-430-1 (.608)/19 Seasons
(Entered 2015 43rd in the nation for best winning percentage and tied for 46th for victories among active NCAA Division I Coaches)

Ball State Head Coaching Record:  326-186-1 (.637)/9 Seasons
** Winningest Baseball Coach in Ball State History

Mid-American Conference Coaching Record:  178-76 (.700)/9 Seasons

Mid-American Conference Coaching Record:  178-76/9 Seasons
MAC West Division Titles:  1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2014
MAC Regular Season Championships:  1998, 1999, 2001, 2014
MAC Coach of the Year:  1998, 2001, 2014
Big Ten Conference Championships:  2006, 2007, 2008
Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year:  2007, 2008
NCAA Regional Appearances:  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
NCAA Regional Championship:  2007
Region Coach of the Year:  2007, 2008

Ball State, head coach, 2013-Present
Michigan, head coach, 2003-12
Ball State, head coach, 1996-2002
Western Michigan, assistant coach, 1992-95
Professional Baseball Player, 1986-91

NOTES:  Led Ball State to a 39-18 overall record, a 22-4 Mid-American Conference mark, the MAC Regular-Season Championship, a MAC West Division crown and the No. 1 seed in the MAC Tournament in 2014 . . . helped Ball State to a 31-24 overall record and a 15-12 MAC mark in 2013 -- his first season back at the helm of the Cardinals . . . the 31-24 record marked the eighth best turnaround in the NCAA from 2012 to 2013 . . . tutored Zach Plesac to Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Year and MAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors . . . coached Ball State to a second-place finish in the MAC West Division in 2013 . . . guided the Cardinals to an appearance in the 2013 MAC Tournament Championship Game . . . helped pitcher Scott Baker win the 2013 Gregg Olson Award as the nation's comeback player of the year . . . coached six members of the 2013 team to Academic All-MAC recognition . . . led Ball State to the only two 40-win seasons in program history -- 42 in 1999 and 40 in 1997 . . . managed a 256-144-1 (.640) overall record in his first stint as the Ball State head coach, including a 141-60 (.701) ledger in MAC games . . . served as the head baseball coach at Michigan for 10 seasons, guiding the Wolverines to a 341-244 (.583) overall record . . . led Michigan to three Big Ten Conference titles, two Big Ten Tournament titles and the 2007 NCAA Regional title . . . named the 2007 and 2008 Big Ten and ABCA Mideast Regional Coach of the Year . . . guided the Wolverines to Big Ten Tournament berths in seven of his 10 seasons, including a streak of six straight from 2003-08 . . . his Michigan teams made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2005, '06, '07, '08) . . . over his 19-year career as a collegiate head coach, Maloney has mentored 57 different players who have been drafted a total of 63 times . . . has coached five first round draft picks, with all five playing at Ball State . . . in 2002, he helped Bryan Bullington become the only No.1 overall draft pick in both Ball State and MAC history in any sport when he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates . . . later the same day, Luke Hagerty was chosen with the 32nd overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in the supplemental first round, giving Maloney two first round draft picks in the same season.

Additional Notes:  Selected as the American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division I representative on the executive committee . . . served six years as the Division I Chair for the ABCA . . . currently serving as the 4th Vice President for the ABCA.

Personal Information:

Born:  Sept. 22, 1964
Alma Mater:  Western Michigan '86
Family:  Married to the former Kelle Lynn Seitz . . . the couple has two sons -- Alex and Nicholas -- and one daughter, Natalie . . . Alex was a freshman member of the 2013-14 Ball State baseball team.

NOTES:  Third-team All-American as a senior shortstop at Western Michigan . . . three-year letterwinner at WMU (1984-86) and a two-time captain . . . two-time All-MAC first-team selection and was twice named to the all-district squad . . . Western's team MVP while hitting .362 as a junior in 1985 . . . twice named the top defensive player on the team (1984, '86) . . . set the WMU career record for runs scored (124) as a senior . . . inducted into WMU's Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2004 . . . 13th-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 1986 . . . spent six seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization, earning all-star status in the Appalachian League for the Pulaski Braves and in the South Atlantic League for the Sumter Braves . . . played for former Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox manager Grady Little . . . retired from pro baseball following the 1991 season at Greenville (AA) . . . served as an assistant coach for legendary Fred Decker at Western Michigan from 1992-95 before accepting the head coaching position at Ball State in May 1995.

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