Maloney is best known for coaching Paul and Morgan Hamm.
He started coaching the twins when they were 7 years old and continued for 13 years. The Hamms were both members of the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Teams, helping the USA to claim the team silver medal in 2004. Paul Hamm became the first U.S. man to win both the World and Olympic all-around gold medals in 2003 and 2004, respectively. Paul Hamm also won the 2003 World floor exercise title.
Maloney was an assistant coach for the 2003 U.S. Men’s World Championships Team, which earned the team silver medal, and the head coach for the 2003 Senior Pacific Alliance Championships, where the USA won the team gold. He was voted the 1999 and 2004 U.S. Men’s Coach of the Year and the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Gymnastics Coach of the Year for 2000.
Maloney has served as a member of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the U.S. Elite Men’s Coaching Association. He also was a member of the Junior National Age Group Competition Committee; the junior national coaching staff; the Men’s Program Committee; the Junior Olympic Program Committee; and the Men’s 2007 World Championships and 2008 Olympic Selection Committees.
He was a two-time U.S. Senior National Team Member and a top NCAA gymnast while competing for Iowa State University, where he earned a BA in marketing. He coached and trained at the University of Illinois from 1982-85, where he earned his MBA in finance and helped coach 1988 Olympian and national all-around champion Charlie Lakes.