November 26, 2018

Luke Maloney Joins Coaching Staff

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Luke Maloney has been added to the Ohio State Men’s Volleyball coaching staff and will serve as the program’s Volunteer Coach for the upcoming 2019 season. He brings a wealth of experience as both a player and coach.

The Richmond, Va., native played four seasons (2007-10) at George Mason University, starting as both an outside hitter and libero during his time as a Patriot.

Maloney owns over eight years of collegiate coaching experience, spending stints for both Stephen F. Austin University and Oregon State University women’s teams. He then came to Columbus in the summer of 2015, serving as the Ohio State Women’s Volleyball Director of Operations for the NCAA ‘Sweet 16’ season.

Maloney was a part of 40 Ladyjack victories, including a 24-win campaign in 2014 which proved to be one of the best seasons in program history and ended with a Southland Conference regular season championship. Maloney and the Ladyjacks cruised through a 16-0 conference slate, taking 13 of the contests in just three sets, to capture SFA’s first outright SLC title since 2006. The program ripped off 17 consecutive wins to conclude the regular season.

The Beavers of Oregon State utilized Maloney’s talents as their volunteer assistant coach in 2012 and graduate manager in 2011.

Prior to arrival in Corvallis, Maloney coached for NEVILLIZMS in Bellevue, Wash., a private company specializing in individualized volleyball training. The company was founded by Bill Neville, former U.S. Men’s National Team head coach.

Maloney played as an outside hitter and libero for the GMU Patriots. In 2008, he averaged 1.43 digs per set and served as primary passer en route to earning EIVA All-East Second Team honors. His 437 career digs still rank seventh all-time in school history. As an outside hitter, Maloney contributed to the top-ranked blocking team in the nation as well, posting 101 total blocks. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English, earning Dean’s List honors.