Aug. 11, 2009
WACO, Texas - Baylor head men's basketball coach Scott Drew announced Tuesday the hiring of Tim Maloney as director of basketball operations. Maloney replaces one of Drew's original staff members, Stephen Brough, who took an assistant coaching position at UMKC in July.
In addition to Maloney joining Drew's staff, Paul Mills was promoted to assistant coach, replacing assistant Matthew Driscoll, who was named the head coach at North Florida in April. Mills, a 1996 Texas A&M graduate, had served for the previous six years as Baylor's coordinator of operations. His former position will be filled by Dwon Clifton, who was the director of player development for the Bears last season.
"Tim brings a lot of experience to our staff and really is a great fit for Baylor University," Drew said.
Maloney, who has been coaching for 24 years, has six NCAA Tournament appearances and three NIT appearances in 12 years of Division I coaching to his credit, including two Sweet Sixteen, a Final Four and National Championship game appearances.
Maloney, who was a staff member on Florida's 2000 NCAA national runner-up squad, last served as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for three seasons (2005-08). He served as recruiting coordinator for the Minutemen under current Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford. Maloney and UMass won the 2006-07 Atlantic 10 Conference regular season crown and advanced to the 2008 National Invitation Tournament championship game in New York City.
Prior to joining UMass' staff for the 2005-06 season, Maloney spent two seasons at Eastern Kentucky, first as an assistant and then as associate head coach under Ford. In 2004-05, the Colonels made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years.
Maloney arrived at EKU after spending six years at the University of Florida. He served as assistant to the head coach in an advisory capacity to Billy Donovan. During his stint at UF, the Gators made five NCAA Tournament appearances, including the NCAA National Championship Game in 2000. Before joining Donovan's staff at Florida, Maloney made his Division I coaching debut as an assistant at the University at Buffalo in 1996-97.
In the summer of 2007, Maloney served as the head coach during Athletes In Action's Germany Tour. He coached 10 Division I players from across the country - including Baylor's Tweety Carter - to play against professional German teams. He also served as a consultant to coaches in the Chinese Basketball Association during the summer of 2002 in Beijing.
A four-sport student-athlete at Manhattanville College, Maloney earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1982. He later earned his master's degree in counseling from Hunter College in 2004. He and his wife Joanne have a son, Thomas Joseph (TJ).