Dawn Malone spent the last six years as the Associate Director of Athletic Performance at the University of Missouri. Her primary role was to designs and implement the strength and conditioning program for the women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and the men’s and women’s diving. Previously, she has spent time with direct oversite of the women’s tennis, men’s and women’s throws programs while also providing assistance with the remaining Olympic sport teams.
Prior to Mizzou, she served as a Strength and Conditioning intern at Coastal Carolina University. While at CCU Malone directed the athletic performance program for the men’s tennis team, and worked directly with the volleyball, softball, and football programs. In 2014, Malone served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at D1 Training and Therapy where she trained a diverse group of athletes and adults.
Malone began her career in athletics at Meredith College as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Assistant Softball, and Assistant Volleyball Coach. Her duties included player development, planning and implementing team practice sessions, game day preparation, and recruiting. Additionally, Malone served as an Adjunct Professor in the department of Exercise and Sports Science.
Malone received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Appalachian State University. In addition, she was a three year letter winner for the Mountaineers’ softball team. She earned her Master of Science in Health, Education, and Sport Science from The Citadel.
Malone is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, Titleist Performance Institute – Level 1 Performance Coach, Functional Range Conditioning & Assessment Certified, and completed the Rehabilitation Prague School of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course (Level 1).