Tom O'Malley
Tom O'Malley Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 14th Season

Entering his 14th year at the helm of the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team, Tom O'Malley has put together some impressive seasons. During the 2009-10 season, SXU posted a 23-10 overall record and qualified for the NAIA National Championships for the 10th time in the program's history by winning the 2010 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament. The 2004-05 season may arguably have been the best ever as the Cougars finished an impressive 30-7 overall, had a 10-2 mark in the CCAC and an Elite Eight appearance at the 2005 NAIA National Championships. In 2010, O'Malley was named the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's (IBCA) NAIA Division I Co-Coach of the Year.

Being recognized by his peers for a job well done should be proof enough that O'Malley knows a thing or two about coaching men's basketball. However, his career record at Saint Xavier of 322-125 (.720) should eliminate any remaining doubts. From 1997-2008, O'Malley achieved 11 consecutive 20-win seasons. O'Malley has averaged nearly 25 wins a season over his 13-year collegiate coaching career.

In addition to his impressive career record, O'Malley's Cougars have captured or shared the CCAC crown four of the last 13 seasons. His overall CCAC record is an impressive 114-39 (.745).

O'Malley's teams have also made a habit of gaining bids to the NAIA National Tournament. The Cougars have earned a bid nine of the last 12 years, including the 2009-10 season when SXU fell to eventual national champion Oklahoma Baptist University (Okla.) in first-round action.

O'Malley has an impressive résume when it comes to coaching basketball. He has been named Coach of the Year 24 times in his coaching career. His overall win total now stands at 796 wins, which includes his previous coaching stints at Leo, Reavis and Evergreen Park high schools.

O'Malley is a member of the CCAC Hall of Fame, Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Hall of Fame, the Leo High School Hall of Fame, the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame in 2006. He has also been a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches for over 30 years.

He graduated from Leo High School and attended Loras College (Iowa) earning a degree in economics in 1963. He received his master's degree in education and administration from Loyola University (Ill.) and compiled over 60 hours of post-graduate work.

O'Malley has been married for 45 years to his wife, Carol, and has three grown children, Tom, Mike and Carrie. He also has 13 grandchildren: Courtney, Molly, Shea, Ryan, Tara, Brennan, Anne Catherine, Megan Eileen, Matthew, Nolan, Aidan, Brendan and Daniel.

Career Coaching Record

Years School
- Leo High School
Reavis High School
Evergreen Park High School
32 474-326 .593
1997-2010 Saint Xavier University 13 322-125 .720
TOTALS 45 796-451 .638
Roster for 2010-11 Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
3Nick HastingsJRG6-1185Joliet, Ill.Joliet Catholic
4Ludwig IcevskiFRPG6-0165Naperville, Ill.Neuqua Valley
5Modestas MasiulionisFRG6-4190Lemont, Ill.Lemont Township
10Marco SamimySRG6-4180Chicago, Ill.CICS-Northtown Academy
13Roosevelt GreenSOPG5-9175Markham, Ill.Tinley Park
20Munir SmithFRG6-3190Mooseheart, Ill.Mooseheart
24Ed GilgenbachJRPG6-3175Fond du Lac, Wis.Fond du Lac
25Brad KarpFRG6-4205Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso
30Mark PetersFRF6-6190Aurora, Ill.Marmion Academy
31DeVon ChandlerSRPG6-1180Collinsville, Ill.Collinsville
34Scott TaloffSOF6-7200Bedford Park, Ill.St. Laurence
40Austin KubitSOF6-6200LaPorte, Ind.New Prairie
41Zach OpheimJRF6-5200Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
42Phil RiggsJRF6-6195Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
43Brian SherwoodJRF6-7225Oak Forest, Ill.Judson University/Oak Forest
44Mike LandstromFRF6-8230Oak Lawn, Ill.Marist
54Matthew KileySOF6-9225Corunna, Mich.Saginaw Valley State/Corunna
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