|Born||February 28, 1931|
San Francisco, California
|Died||May 18, 1985 (aged 54)|
Santa Clara, California
|Position(s)||Offensive guard, linebacker|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1952||Santa Clara (freshmen)|
|1956–1958||St. Ignatius College Prep (CA)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1–1 (NCAA D-II)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 Western Football Conference (1983)|
Early life and education
Born in San Francisco, Malley graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in 1949. Malley then attended the University of Santa Clara, where he played at offensive guard and linebacker on the football team in 1950 and 1951 before graduating from the university in 1953. Malley was part of the Santa Clara 1950 Orange Bowl championship team.
In 1952, Malley coached the Santa Clara freshman team. After graduating from Santa Clara, Malley served in the 4th Armored Division of the United States Army. Malley returned to coaching in 1956 when he became head coach at his alma mater St. Ignatius Prep.
Resurrecting the football program after a seven-year hiatus, the University of Santa Clara hired Malley as head coach in 1959. Malley amassed a 141–100–4 record with only five losing seasons. Malley also added athletic director to his duties at the university in 1965.
Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News credited Malley with a revival of football at Santa Clara after the school relegated its team to the Division II level. Purdy wrote, "Malley was the grandfather or uncle who looked after everyone. The men who played for him still talk of him today in reverent tones."
Malley died of cancer on May 18, 1985. The Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center opened on the Santa Clara campus in 1999 was named in his honor. His father, George Malley, played football at Santa Clara and coached the University of San Francisco football team. His son, Terry Malley, succeeded him as Santa Clara head coach.
Head coaching record
|Santa Clara Broncos (NCAA College Division / Division II independent) (1959–1981)|
|1980||Santa Clara||9–3||L NCAA Division II Semifinal|
|Santa Clara Broncos (Western Football Conference) (1982–1984)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "Success & Discontent (1950–1959)". St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- SANTA CLARA'S FIRST FAMILY: Three Generations of Malleys Have Handled the Broncos With Iron Reins, The Los Angeles Times, November 9, 1985.
- Mashek, John (August 12, 1954). "Hood grid mentor hits father's stride". Armored Sentinel. p. 6. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- Pat Malley Records by Year, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved August 26, 2010.
- "Coonan named SCU's director of athletics and recreation". Santa Clara University. August 27, 2004. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- "George Mason: The Santa Clara Connection". San Jose Mercury News. Archived from the original on April 21, 2006.
- Mobs of Chinese Riot After World Cup Loss, Los Angeles Times, May 20, 1985.
- MURRAY, Anne[permanent dead link], The San Francisco Chronicle, January 17, 2010.
- Santa Clara's Malley Exemplifies Courage - The NCAA News - October 10, 1983, Volume 20 Number 35