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Men's golf coach Malloy expected to leave



USF men's golf coach Chris Malloy is stepping down to take the same position at Ole Miss, his alma mater.

An official announcement could arrive as early as today. Malloy declined to publicly comment when reached Sunday morning by the Tampa Bay Times.

Fellow Rebels alumnus Haymes Snedeker -- older brother of PGA Tour player Brandt Snedeker -- said Saturday night via Twitter: Congrats to my former teammate Chris Malloy on being named Men's Golf Coach @ Ole Miss.

A 2001 Ole Miss graduate, Malloy arrived at USF in 2010 after four seasons as an assistant at FSU. He led the Bulls to the NCAA Tournament each of the last two seasons, and guided the 2013 club to the Big East Conference tournament title. Two of his players, Trey Valentine and Chase Koepka, were named Big East Freshman of the Year in '12 and '13, respectively.

Malloy will replace veteran coach Ernest Ross, fired after serving 17 total seasons -- in two separate stints -- at Ole Miss. His 2014 squad finished last at the SEC tournament in late April.

[Last modified: Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:09pm]


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