In Memory of a Great Coach and Even Greater Man
The Badin High School Family, and high school football coaches and fans throughout the area, are mourning the death of Terry Malone.
Malone, who passed away at age 83 on Saturday, Jan. 14, was a Hall of Fame coach who was the winningest coach in the history of Ohio high school football upon his retirement from the Badin High sidelines following the 2003 season.
Malone won 360 games in his 46 years as a head coach from 1958 through 2003 (360-117-8) at Badin and its predecessor school, Hamilton Catholic. Malone guided Badin to the state championship game three times, defeating Richfield Revere for the Division III title, 16-6, in 1990; finishing runner-up in 1978 and 1980.
Malone loved teaching ... during his lengthy tenure, he taught U.S. History, was the Badin athletic director, assistant principal and interim principal. He and his late wife, Betty, were the parents of 10 children.
Malone's last game was a fitting conclusion to his career, a 45-7 triumph over North College Hill, after which his players gave him a victory ride off the field.