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Malley, George "Pat"

George ''Pat'' Malley
  • Sport: Football
  • Years Coached: 1959-1984 (Head Football Coach)
  • Administrative Career: 1965-1985 (Athletic Director)
  • Overall Record:  141-100-3
  • Coached 24 future Pros, including Dan Pastorini and Doug Crosbie
  • Reached the 1980 NCAA Division II Playoffs Semifinals
  • Inducted in 1983

In 1959 George “Pat” Malley (‘53) helped resurrect Bronco Football after its seven year hiatus. From 1959-1984 Malley achieved a 141-100-3 record. Twenty-four of Malley's players, including quarterback Dan Pastorini (a No. 1 draft pick of the Houston Oilers) and receiver Doug Cosbie (Dallas Cowboys), went on to sign professional contracts. Under Malley, Santa Clara produced 20 Little All-Americans, 8 Academic All-Americans and 4 NCAA postgraduate scholarship winners. Malley, who also served the school as athletic director for 20 years, was Northern California College Coach of the Year in 1963, '65, '67 and '80 and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1980. He was inducted into the Santa Clara University Hall of Fame in 1983, the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and the WCC Hall of Honor in 2003. Malley’s commitment and love for Santa Clara is a thing of everyday life for all students at Santa Clara; in 1999 the intramural athletics gym was named for Pat Malley.

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