David Malloy has been appointed head coach of the Loomis Chaffee boys varsity soccer team; a squad he has assistant coached for the last three years.
Director of Athletics Sue Cabot made the announcement on Wednesday, April 8.
Coach Malloy brings tremendous experience as both a former player at the highest level and an accomplished coach. During his playing career, David excelled on the collegiate and professional levels. After developing in the Arsenal and Oxford United academy system, David made his professional debut at the age of 16, playing for three years in England and another four years in the United States in Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League, and the Major Arena Soccer League. As a coach, Malloy gained experience with Division I and II college teams and most recently as an assistant coach at Loomis. He also has earned a prestigious Union of European Football Associations “B” coaching license. In addition to coaching at Loomis, David works for Farmington Soccer Academy as a coach and administrative director and operates his own private coaching business.
David replaces Tim Helfrich ’96, who is departing the school this summer. Tim lauded David’s coaching skill, experience, and character. “It has been a great pleasure to coach alongside and learn from David, who has been a good friend and a trusted mentor,” Tim said. “He has a remarkable understanding of the game and how to prepare players for success, both as a team and as individuals. He also understands that soccer is a great vehicle for teaching and promoting excellent character. The fingerprints of his coaching are already all over this program, and I am thrilled that he will step into an even greater role.”
David helped lead the Pelicans to a New England Prep School Athletic Conference championship in the fall of 2017, his first season with the team. In his three years with the program, his teams have reached the quarterfinals or beyond in each season.
“I am excited that David is taking on a greater role in the program. David’s understanding and passion for the game is reflected in his coaching every day. His athlete-centered approach along with the relationships he has built has earned the respect of his players, and I have every confidence that David will continue the success of the program,” said Sue Cabot.
Coach Malloy said he is honored to be named to the head coaching position. “Loomis is such a prestigious academic institution with a very strong soccer history, and I feel privileged to move into the new role,” he said. “I wanted to thank [Sue] Cabot and the rest of the Athletics Department [for] putting their trust in me to help continue growing Loomis soccer. The core values of the program over the last few years will continue to be very important to us moving forward.”
David also thanked Tim for his support and wished Tim and the whole Helfrich family well as they move on to new opportunities.