Posted on April 23, 2014 · Posted in Athletic News, Blog

Jim Maley was recently named the Head Varsity Basketball coach at St. Laurence.  He began his coaching career at Glenbard West High School, where he was a volunteer varsity assistant as well as head junior varsity coach.  His JV team was the conference champion that year.  After Glenbard West, Maley was the Head Varsity Coach at Kenwood Academy, where he helped his team improve on and off the court.  In his three years there, the Kenwood Broncos were 46-34, with at least 15 wins each season.  His team also improved their cumulative GPA and decreased their number of school absences.  “As a result of what our coaching staff built, Kenwood Academy will be a serious contender for a public league championship next year, and will have at least 3 players in line to earn Division I scholarships,” said Maley.  “I’m committed to creating those same results for the Vikings.”  Maley played for Lyons Township in high school, where he was named 3-time all-conference, 2-time conference player of the year, and 2-time IBCA all-state.  He then played a year at Northwestern and finished at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.