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LT grad Maley hired as St. Laurence basketball coach

BURBANK – Former Lyons Township basketball star Jim Maley has found a new coaching home.

Maley, who was recently fired from his position as head varsity boys basketball coach at Kenwood, will take over the same position at St. Laurence.

In three years in charge of Kenwood, Maley led the Broncos to a 46-34 record while gaining notoriety for requiring his students to have a GPA higher than the minimum GPA required by the Chicago Public League.

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 three players in line to earn Division I scholarships,” Maley said in a release. “I’m committed to creating those same results for the Vikings.”

At LT, Maley was a three-time all-conference, two-time conference player of the year, and two-time IBCA all-state selection. He then played a year at Northwestern and finished at Holy Cross.

“First and foremost, his commitment to academics and developing the whole person really stood out in the interview process," St. Laurence athletic director Tim Chandler said in the release. "Add in his impressive basketball credentials, including his experience in turning around a program, and it was a no-brainer for the committee. It was very apparent that Coach Maley is a basketball junkie and he is going to work tirelessly to restore the proud tradition of St. Laurence basketball.”

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