Former Rebel standout golfer Chris Malloy is in his first season as the Ole Miss men’s golf head coach.
Malloy, the 2013 BIG EAST Coach of the Year, returns to Oxford after four years as the head coach at the University of South Florida. As a player for the Rebels, he helped lead Ole Miss to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000.
“Chris Malloy is the perfect coach to lead our program and put us into a competitive position to win championships,” Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork said. “As an Ole Miss student-athlete and alumnus, he possesses the highest of qualities we sought in our new coach. His energy and tenacity in recruiting, player development and fundraising will provide us with the proper ingredients for success in the SEC and on the national stage. It is always a special time when we can welcome back one of our own to Oxford and we are thrilled to have Chris, Danielle and Kaylee join the Ole Miss family.”
Kyle Ellis is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Ole Miss men’s golf team.
Ellis, a four-year letterwinner for the Rebels from 2004-06 and 2008, returned to Oxford after five-year career on the NGA Tour from 2009-13. Ellis posted one career victory at the Chattahoochee/Hospice Classic in 2010 and posted a career-best fifth-place finish on the NGA Tour money list that season. He has also competed in the Web.com PGA Tour Qualifying School event four times and served as a private golf instructor.
“We are extremely excited to have Kyle and his wife, Lauren, back in Oxford,” Malloy said. “It is truly a special opportunity anytime tat you can bring a former player back to help lead the current team. Kyle has had tremendous success as a player, winning multiple events on the collegiate and professional level. This is another great day for Ole Miss golf!”