Badin legendary coach Malone dies

Published 2:07 am Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jim Walker

HAMILTON — Legendary Ohio high school football coach Terry Malone died on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Mercy Hospital. He was 83.
Malone died followed scheduled open heart surgery on Friday. He had been suffering from congestive heart failure.
Malone coached at Hamilton Catholic and then at Stephen F. Badin when the schools consolidated. He won 360 games during his 46-year coaching career that included a state championship in 1990 when the Rams beat Richfield Revere in the Division III title game 16-6.
Malone had a link in history with Ironton. His teams played Ironton twice and lost 21-6 in 1979 and 14-13 in 1989. Both games were in the state semifinals and Ironton went on to win the state championship each time.
A member of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Malone retired with the most wins in Ohio high school history until the record was broken by Ironton’s Bob Lutz in 2009.
Lutz won No. 361 against Nelsonville-York. Malone was unable to attend but was represented by one of his daughters.
Malone finished with an impressive record of 360-117-8. His teams made 16 playoff appearances and were state runners-up twice, losing to Brookfield 28-0 in the 1978 Class AA title game and 9-3 to Cleveland Benedictine in the 1990 Div. III state championship.
Malone and his wife Betty had 10 children. She died in 1997. They also had a son, Terry, who is deceased.

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