Ned Maloney: 1923-2011

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Ned Maloney was an assistant coach for Stu Holcomb, Jack Mollenkopf and Bob DeMoss from 1951 to 1972.
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Ned Maloney was an assistant coach for Stu Holcomb, Jack Mollenkopf and Bob DeMoss from 1951 to 1972.
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Oct. 8, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ned Maloney, a member of the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, passed away Friday in Lafayette. The former football player, coach and equipment manager was 88.

Maloney came to Purdue from Oak Lawn, Ill., and was a three-time letterwinner as an end from 1945 to 1947. He was a two-time team Most Valuable Player and team captain of the 1947 squad. Maloney led the Boilermakers with 22 receptions for 269 yards in 1946. A 1948 graduate, he received the Gimlet Trophy as the Purdue student-athlete "judged the most outstanding in his four years at the University."

Maloney played pro football for two years with the San Francisco 49ers in 1948 and 1949. The 1949 San Francisco squad finished the regular season 9-3 and played in the AAFC Championship Game.

Maloney subsequently returned to Purdue and was an assistant coach for Stu Holcomb, Jack Mollenkopf and Bob DeMoss from 1951 to 1972 for teams that posted a combined record of 118-77-14. Maloney finished his career as equipment manager from 1972 to 1987.

In 2007, Maloney was inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. He was selected to Purdue's All-Time Football Team in 1987.

Maloney, who served in the Marine Corps, is survived by two children, Tim and Maureen.

Services are pending.