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Coach James Malosky 1928 – 2011

UMD lost a friend on Dec. 4, 2011, when legendary football Coach James (Jim) Malosky passed away at the age of 82. Chancellor Lendley C. Black said, “Coach Malosky will live in the hearts and minds of thousands of people and in history through the stories that will be shared from one generation to the next. His values were demonstrated by his devotion to his family, to his teams, and to UMD. His work ethic was unparalleled; he never missed a practice or a game in 40 years. His leadership was extraordinary. He was, and will remain, a giant among people.”

Malosky took over the Bulldog football program in 1958. While at the helm, he led the team to nine conference championships. Prior to the 1998 season, Malosky was forced to retire due to health concerns. At the time of his retirement, he was the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division II history at 255-125-13 overall and now sits at second-most all time. He was inducted into the University of Minnesota Hall of Fame in 1996, the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999, and the North Sun Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2004, UMD renamed its home field in honor of Coach Malosky.

Photos: Coach Malosky celebrates his 100th win.

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