Rich Maloney and Michigan Part Ways

Submitted by bacon1431 on May 22nd, 2012 at 6:20 PM


Saw a tweet from the Michigan baseball twitter and it is up on as well.

Rich Maloney and Michigan have apparently mutually decided not to extend his contract. I don't think anybody is surprised by this news. Many thanks to Rich for all he did to help bring us those three straight Big Ten Championships and those NCAA Tournament appearances. Obviously the last couple years were disappointing, but he did deliver some good times. Best of luck to him and I hope we get a good coach to replace him.

Anybody with more knowledge of the college baseball world know of any possible candidates?



May 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 PM ^

Did Maloney not have another 1st rd draft pick at BSU as well? I am not sure I understand what happened here. I played against Maloney's BTC teams and it seemed like everyone from recruits to former players and all of their parents said every good thing you could say about Maloney's ability to coach, manage, hire, recruit, and develop. Where did it all go? I never knew of a team that talked their coach up as much as M kids did Maloney. Everyone else in the BIG seemed somewhat dissatisfied with their coaches.


May 23rd, 2012 at 12:59 AM ^

Wow... The guy has won overall... I work in the baseball industry in the deep south SEC coverage.   What does Dave think he'll get up there?  I realize the progam has taken a slide, however, Rich has put Michigan back on the map for college baseball.


Rich should have never parted ways with pitching coach Bob Keller... his only mistake.

Confused here in the South...




May 23rd, 2012 at 10:09 AM ^

Jake Boss is an interesting idea (former Michigan assistant, very well regarded at Michigan and successful at his managerial jobs after leaving Michigan), but would Michigan even consider trying to hire the current Michigan State manager?  I can't think of any time that happened in any sport.