Blending personal and team success, integrity, dedication and inspiration at four different universities as a head coach, Miami University legend Bill Mallory was inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame.
Mallory is one of seven inductees who were honored May 30. The others include Dave Keilitz (Central Michigan, baseball), Kim Knuth (Toledo, women’s basketball), Brad Maynard (Ball State, football), John Offerdahl (Western Michigan, football), Christi Smith (Akron, track and field) and Gary Trent (Ohio, men’s basketball).
Mallory played football three years for Coach Ara Parseghian and one year for Coach John Pont from 1953-56 at Miami. As a coach for Miami from 1969-73, he posted an overall record of 39-12 in five seasons. His '73 squad won the MAC title, posting perfect 11-0 (overall) 5-0 (MAC) records, including a victory over Florida in the Tangerine Bow. His 765 winning percentage ranks seventh-best in Miami football history and has a better winning percentage than Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler and Terry Hoeppner. In Mallory’s five years at Miami, Miami defeated arch-rival Cincinnati four times.
Mallory was named his Conference’s Coach of the Year four times during his career: 1973 (MAC, at Miami), 1983 (MAC, at Northern Illinois), 1986 and '87 (Big Ten, at Indiana) and 1987. Including the MAC Hall of Fame, Mallory has also been inducted into the Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame (1980), the Northern Illinois University Athletic Hall of Fame (as coach of the 1983 team in 1995 and as a football coach in 1999), the Indiana University Athletic Hall of Fame (1993), the Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame, the Indiana Football Hall of Fame (1993), and Miami University's "Cradle of Coaches" Association (1995).
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