Jeff O’Malley, the interim director of athletics at Marshall, has been named NCAA Males’s Basketball Guidelines Committee secretary-rules editor, efficient Sept. 1, 2022.
O’Malley will succeed Artwork Hyland, who will start his twelfth and closing season within the position within the 2021-22 educational 12 months. O’Malley will shadow Hyland over the subsequent 12 months to organize to take over the place.
O’Malley has been an NCAA males’s basketball referee in all three divisions since 1997. Final season, he labored video games in Division I and was chosen to officiate video games within the Division II Males’s Basketball Championship.
“I’ve at all times had a ardour for the sport of faculty basketball and the foundations,” mentioned O’Malley, who has labored within the Marshall athletics division since 2002. “Being a referee for so long as I’ve been, I’ve come to like every part about it. Given my talent set, it appeared like a pure development for me, and it attracted me to the job.”
O’Malley started officiating basketball video games throughout his undergraduate days at Miami (Ohio), the place he competed in an intramural league.
He observed a necessity for extra individuals to referee the video games, and he has officiated video games for greater than three many years.
“If you began doing intramural video games at Miami (Ohio), you took a category, and also you had been licensed for top faculties,” mentioned O’Malley, who earned a level in accounting in 1990 and a regulation diploma from Dayton in 1994. “It was a solution to earn a bit of more money and saved my foot within the sport of basketball.”
O’Malley, who served on the NCAA Males’s Basketball Guidelines Committee from 2013-17, started his collegiate athletics administrative profession in 1994 as a compliance coordinator at Dayton. From 1996-2002, he was the affiliate athletics director for compliance and regulatory affairs at Massachusetts.
O’Malley was affiliate athletics director/chief of employees at Marshall till being named interim director of athletics final month.
O’Malley mentioned he’ll miss working video games on the court docket however is able to transition to being the secretary-rules editor for NCAA males’s basketball.
“Having a background data of the foundations has ready me,” O’Malley mentioned. “It has given me the working data of the foundations as a result of I needed to examine them yearly. Working alongside coaches and convention supervisors has given me the expertise to do that job additionally.”