Ryan Maloney was named Fredonia’s first full-time strength and conditioning coach in 2016 after serving as a volunteer strength and conditioning since 2012.
Maloney began training athletes at Fredonia in 2008 as an undergraduate student assistant. He worked with eight teams in the department, including women’s volleyball during their run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Maloney continued as a strength and conditioning coach for women’s volleyball in 2009 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.
Maloney was hired as assistant women’s volleyball coach in 2012 and spent the next five years in that role. He simultaneously volunteered as the athletic department’s strength and conditioning coach, responsible for training men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and women’s volleyball.
In 2014, Maloney additionally took on the role of graduate assistant in sports information. While pursuing a master’s degree in exercise neuroscience, he was responsible for reporting stories for the athletic department website. He continues writing on this blog.
From 2010-2012, Maloney was a full-time volunteer for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. In 2010 he served as a program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Billings, Montana, and in 2011 as an activities specialist for Bethel Alternative Boarding School in Bethel, Alaska.