People are still talking about Mike Maloy and the Davidson Wildcats

Posted by Andy Durham on September 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm under College | Read the First Comment

We did a feature a while back on the best Davidson Wildcats basketball teams from back in the days of Mike Maloy, Doug Cook and company in the late 60’s/early 70’s and we are still seeing reaction and comments from people who saw that piece.

Going back a bit:

Alan Pavon said,
on May 20th, 2008

I remember your Dad(Mike Maloy Sr.) came to the Carolina Coliseum along with Bryan Adrian and handed the highly ranked Gamecocks 1 of only 3 losses that season. Your Dad(Mike Maloy) was a terrific ball-player and lead the way for other African-Americans to play basketball in the South. My fondest regards to you and your Father.

Alan Pavon – South Carolina Class of ‘72

Mike Maloy said,
on September 5th, 2008

Alan,
Thank you very much for the kind words. I’ve heard some interesting stories about what life was like during Mike’s stay…some good, some not-so-good. Still, after all these years the fact that he’s left such an impression on people does make me puff out my chest a bit and go “That’s my pop!”

Best regards to you and yours,

Michael A. Maloy


  • Jake said,

    To Everyone who knew Mike Alvin Maloy.

    Mike Maloy (or coach Maloy as I came to call him) died on February 3rd 2009 in his home in Vienna, Austria.

    http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=54030345063&h=k92kX&u=kDDx-

    He will forever live in our hearts and his words will guide us through our lives.

    If you knew him and/or have contacts to his family in the US, please notify them and send me their contact details so that I can express sympathy on behalf of everyone who knew him in Vienna.