Casey Malone, a 1998 NCAA Discus Champion and two-time Olympian, is in his 14th season as the throws coach at Colorado.
A four-time All-American at Colorado State, he owns a 224 foot, 8 inch personal record. It was the best throw by an American in 2009, and he was the fifth best performer in the world that year.
Malone was the 1996 Junior National and Junior World Champion and finished sixth at the 1998 Goodwill Games. He competed in the 1996 Olympic Trials (18th), improving to ninth four years later at the trials. Malone was named to the U.S. roster when he finished third at the 2004 trials. He was the only American to advance to the finals at the Athens games, finishing sixth. Following the games, Malone competed on the European Grand Prix circuit. In Brussels he finished fourth, throwing 64 meters in the Golden League Meet and sixth in Berlin in the ISTAF Golden League Meet. He earned enough Grand Prix points to compete in the World Athletic Final in Monaco, finishing seventh.
Malone took third at the 2008 trials, advancing to the Beijing Games where he placed 19th in the prelims. Malone won his first USATF championship in 2009 (213-03) and went on to take fifth at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Malone captured his second USATF title in 2010 and competed in five stops of the IAAF Samsung Diamond League, finishing sixth overall.
Malone has coached a pair of school record holders in the women’s indoor weight throw (Cortney Hutmacher, 62-08.50) and men’s indoor weight (Zach Hazen, 63-09.50) along with the men’s and women’s outdoor weight throw (Hazen, 210-11; Emily Hunsucker, 207-10). He has mentored seven NCAA qualifiers, 14 regional qualifiers, seven junior national qualifiers and several Big 12, Pac-12 and MPSF scorers and champions.
The Wheat Ridge, Colo. native was born on April 6, 1977 and lettered in football, basketball and track at Arvada West. He graduated from CSU in 2000 with a degree in fine arts. Malone is married to the former Lindsey Malmgren, an assistant track & field coach at Colorado.