Patrick Malia Named York College Head Softball Coach
Malia is no stranger to York College and the City University of New York Athletic Conference. He is a 1982 graduate of York College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also had a long, successful stint as Head Coach of fellow CUNY school, John Jay College from 1991-2007.
In his 17 years at John Jay, Malia set the school record for wins with 215. In 2000, he led the Bloodhounds to a CUNYAC Championship and the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. It was the first year the CUNYAC softball champions were granted the postseason honor, making John Jay the first CUNYAC softball institution to be represented in the postseason affair. It remains John Jay’s only CUNYAC softball championship to date.
Malia also led the John Jay softball program to two Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) championships (1993 and 1999), and was named the 2000 CUNYAC Coach of the Year.
He resigned following the 2007 season but after several years away from coaching, decided to come back to coach his alma mater when the opportunity arose.
Professionaly, Malia had a long career at the Administration for Children’s Services as a Child Protection Manager, where he directed the operations of Emergency Child Protective Service units, covering all five boroughs in the New York City Area.
“I’m glad to be back here at York, said Malia. I’m here to build this team up and have them be one of the top teams in the CUNYAC.”
“It was truly a blessing when Pat reached out informing me that he was interested in the softball coaching position,” said York Athletic Director Ronald St. John. “Being a Nomad, which was the school’s name prior to 1986, Pat would know firsthand what it means to be a Cardinal. Pat brings a wealth of experience and I believe he will make this team very competitive. With just days on the job, Coach Patrick Malia has already begun searching for recruits and his name has already attracted local high school talent.”
Malia will make his coaching debut on March 19, 2016 vs. Baruch College.