Title: Head Volleyball Coach
Company: Triton College
Location: Hickory Hills, Illinois, United States
Thomas Malesky, Head Volleyball Coach at Triton College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in volleyball and softball coaching.
After obtaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science education from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Mr. Malesky served as a graduate assistant with Western Illinois before serving as a volleyball and softball coach. He also excelled as a head boys’ varsity coach from 2008 to 2015 with Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Illinois and as head volleyball coach with Morton College in Cicero for 29 years. Mr. Malesky also provided superior service as a science Instructor and department chair from 1974 to 2008 with Unity Junior High School, also in Cicero. Since 2019 he has flourished as head volleyball coach with Triton College in River Grove.
Mr. Malesky is a certified volleyball official by IHSA (Illinois High School Association) and by USA Volleyball (USAV). Additionally, he holds a State of Illinois General Administrative Certificate (Type 75) from Governors State University, University Park. He is a Math Club Sponsor and Environmental Education Club Sponsor with Mary Queen Of Heaven School, Cicero and a Special Olympics coach. He has officiated at the Asics National Championship in Chicago, AAU National Championship in Florida, JVA National Championship in Kentucky and several USAV national tournaments.
As a record holder for most school wins for the season, Mr. Malesky has helped teams win 455 volleyball games and 226 softball games and is also a record holder most softball game wins (30) in one season. He has coached more than 40 All-Region IV athletes, 80 all-conference athletes, ISCC (Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference) Player of the Year awardees and one National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American athlete and has served as a USA Official for four national qualifiers.
Mr. Malesky has coached a three-time Academic All-American team; a two-time regional softball finalist; teams that qualified for two national tournaments for USA Volleyball (USAV) and qualified his 1st Alliance Volleyball Club team in two national championships, finishing fifth and ninth.
According to Mr. Malesky, he has accomplished much in his career because of his dedication and passion for his work. The pleasure he derives from his profession comes from the amazing players who continue to work hard at improving themselves. After initially intending to become a mathematics teacher, he switched to science instruction. He found coaching to be a natural progression for him because he was very active in sports during his high school years as evidenced by his recognition as Outstanding Athlete by the Lions Club in his community. In the near future, Mr. Malesky would like to help the Triton volleyball make it to the national tournaments for college next year. They were eliminated from the competition last year after losing in the second and fourth sets.
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