Matt Malone is the assistant athletics director for facilities and event operations as well as the associate head coach of the men's basketball program at Tufts University.
Malone has beeen an assistant on head coach Bob Sheldon's men's basketball coaching staff since 2006-07. He started as a student assistant and is now in his 14th year on the staff. He serves as Coach Sheldon's right-hand man helping to oversee all aspects of the program.
In 2016, Coach Malone helped the Jumbos to the verge of the NCAA "Final Four." Tufts hosted NCAA Regional and Sectional games at Cousens Gym and reached the "Elite Eight" before losing. Tufts finished the year as the #9 ranked team in the D3hoops.com national poll. The team tied the school record with 23 victories. In the 2016-17 season, the Jumbos advanced to the NCAA "Sweet 16" and finished with a 22-7 record and the #10 D3hoops ranking. For a three-year stretch fron 2015-18 Tufts posted a 62-22 record.
In conference play, Tufts earned home-court tournament berths (top four) in the competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) three years in a row from 2015-17. In 2017 Tufts was the number one seed in the conference tournament after finishing with an 8-2 mark against league opponents.
A 2007 Tufts graduate, Malone has worked for the Athletics Department at his alma mater since graduating. He was promoted to assistant athletics director in September 2016 after serving as manager of facilities, fields, and game management since 2013. In this role, Malone coordinates the updating, maintenance and use of all athletics facilities and fields at Tufts. He also organizes and directs the management of all home events on campus.
During his time at Tufts, Malone has held other roles including assistant men's golf coach, assistant equipment room manager, and as a student worker for the facilities department.
Malone is originally from Abingdon, Illinois.