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Former University of Minnesota Duluth head football coach and alum James S. Malosky Jr. passed away Tuesday in Houston, Texas at the age of 58.

Malosky, the son of Bulldog coaching legend James S. Malosky, played for UMD from 1984-1987 and worked his way up from a student assistant coach to an assistant coach to become an interim co-head coach for the 1999 season.

As a player, Malosky was a four-year letterman who was twice named to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Conference teams in 1986 and 1987. Part of three NSIC championship squads in 1985, 1986, 1987, Malosky was a co-captain his senior season. A quarterback, Malosky completed 212 passes in 455 attempts for 2,866 yards and 41 touchdowns over his career. His 2,866 yards still ranks seventh on the Bulldogs’ all-time passing chart, and during his senior season in 1987, he had 1,770 yards in total offense (397 rushing yards, 1,373 passing yards, and 27 touchdowns).

Malosky later signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. Malosky earned a bachelor of applied arts in physical education from UMD in 1990, and joined the Bulldog football coaching staff as a student assistant. After serving as UMD’s offensive coordinator from 1993-1999, Malosky was an interim co-head coach in 1999 and led the Bulldogs to a 4-7 season.

Malosky also coached tight ends as a graduate assistant at Rice University and was an assistant coach at the University of South Dakota. – UMD Athletics