Mallia has an extensive background coaching Division I women’s soccer players, accruing 12 years as a head coach and 10 years as an assistant coach.
Mallia most recently comes to Navy after a four-year stint at the University of Tennessee as an assistant coach. With his main focus on the Volunteer defense, he helped guide UT to one of the top defenses in the Southeastern Conference with a goals-against average of 0.96 over four seasons.
Before Tennessee, Mallia led Loyola Marymount University for five seasons as the head coach. Under his tutelage, the Lions tallied a 50-34-11 overall record in five years, including four double-digit win seasons.
Mallia gained great experience at UCLA as he coached the Bruins for two seasons as an assistant. He helped guide UCLA to a 43-6-2 record and back-to-back NCAA College Cup Semifinal bids (2005-06), which included an appearance in the 2005 NCAA College Cup Final. Mallia was also involved in recruiting U.S Women’s National team member Lauren Cheney Holiday.
Mallia began his Division I coaching experience at Loyola University (Md.). He coached four seasons (1994-1997) with the Greyhounds as an assistant coach, tallying a 47-27-7 record. Mallia then was promoted as Loyola’s head coach for the beginning of the 1998 season and guided the Greyhounds to one of their best stretches in program history. He led Loyola to five consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament titles (2000-04) and accrued a record of 87-45-9 over seven years.
As a player, Mallia started for Old Dominion University from 1987 to 1991. He led the Monarch’s to a 33-15-13 record and the program’s first ever NCAA College Cup appearance in 1989. Mallia was named to Old Dominion’s Hall of Fame in 1998.
Mallia graduated Old Dominion with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine.
Mallia holds a U.S. Soccer National ‘B’ License and Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).