Jeff O'Malley is in his 15th year as the Associate Director of Athletics/Chief of Staff at Marshall. He oversees many facets of the Marshall Athletics program, including men's basketball, men's soccer, men's golf and baseball, as well as the department's academics and compliance offices. Recently, he has assisted Athletic Director Mike Hamrick in the planning and launch of the department's capital campaign, which is a $30 million initiative that will be used to construct an indoor practice facility, a soccer complex, a Hall of Fame and an academic support/sports medicine translational research center. O'Malley has also been a member of the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee and currently serves on the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee.
At Marshall, he has direct contribution to the planning of the department's $21 million budget and a shift in conference affiliation. He also played major roles in personnel issues such as the high-profile hires of football and men's basketball coaches and the negotiation of media and marketing rights with IMG. During his tenure, Marshall's budget has doubled and he has overseen the department's development efforts, raising $1.5 million for student-athlete scholarships and $500,000 for sport-specific purposes.
O'Malley has also had a hand in the improvement of Marshall's athletic facilities, which has included the construction of a 3,000 square foot weight room, the installation of FieldTurf at Joan C. Edwards Stadium and the locker room renovations for football, basketball and volleyball among others. He was also involved with the naming and renovation of the Edwards Stadium press box and improvements to the Thundering Herd's basketball home, the Cam Henderson Center.
O'Malley came to Marshall after serving as Associate AD for Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for six years at the University of Massachusetts. His duties at Massachusetts ranged from overseeing all compliance related issues, to serving as the department's liaison to the University General Counsel on all legal issues, to overseeing the sport of men's ice hockey, which included a budget in excess of $1 million.
A 1990 graduate of Miami (Ohio) with a degree in Accounting, O'Malley received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton in 1994 and he is a member of the Ohio Bar.
In addition to his time at Massachusetts, O'Malley also served as Compliance Coordinator at the University of Dayton from 1994-96. He serves on the board of directors of the Marshall University Child Development Academy and is a member of the Little League 3 Board of Directors. He also served two terms on the board of directors of the United Way of the River Cities.
Outside of his interests within the athletic department, O'Malley works as a college basketball official and is a member of the National Association of Sports Officials.
O'Malley and his wife Julie have a son, Austin, and a daughter, Mary Margaret.