Mike Malone is in his second season with the Kentucky basketball program. He came to the University of Kentucky after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota since 2006. Malone developed the strength and conditioning program for the Minnesota baseball team, which appeared in NCAA regionals in 2007, 2009 and 2010. He also assisted with men's and women's hockey, men's basketball, football men's and women's golf, and men's swimming.
Prior to the University of Minnesota, Malone worked for the Anaheim Angels organization at their AA team in Little Rock, Ark. Previous to that, Malone worked as the assistant director of performance enhancement for the University of Memphis basketball team, which went to the Elite Eight in 2006 and produced two first-round NBA draft picks.
Before Memphis, Malone was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at James Madison, assisting with more than 20 men's and women's sports. Prior to James Madison, he was also a strength and conditioning coach for the nine-time Division III football national champion Mount Union Purple Raiders.
Malone has worked at Iowa State University and the University of Pittsburgh as an intern. He has worked with various sports and numerous professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA Tour and professional boxing.
Malone has also worked the Cincinnati Bengals training camp in the summers of 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The Wauwatosa, Wisc., native is a 2001 graduate of Mount Union College earning a degree in exercise science. While at Mount Union, Malone was part of two Division III national championship football teams in 1998 and 2000.