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Purdue makes TE coach hire official

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced that Terry Malone has joined the Boilermaker coaching staff. Malone, who spent the previous nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints, will coach the tight ends. Gerad Parker, Purdue’s tight end coach the previous two seasons, will take over as the wide receivers coach and maintain his role as the recruiting coordinator.

“I am very excited to have Terry join our staff,” Hazell said. “He brings a tremendous amount of experience from the highest levels of football. He will be a valuable asset in the continued development of our offense.”

Malone, a veteran of more than 30 years of coaching, was one of the original members of Sean Payton’s Saints coaching staff in 2006 and helped New Orleans capture its lone Super Bowl title in 2009. He mentored Jimmy Graham while in New Orleans, helping to elevate him into an All-Pro-caliber player and one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL. In 2013, Graham led the league in touchdown catches (16) and the Saints in receiving yards (1,215).  Guided by former Boilermaker All-American Drew Brees, the Saints had the top-rated offense in the NFL in 2014.

Previous to his stint in the professional football ranks, Malone spent nine seasons as the offensive line coach and eventually the offensive coordinator at Michigan. He was a staff member of the Wolverines’ 1997 national championship team under former head coach Lloyd Carr.

He has also worked at Boston College (1996), Bowling Green (1986-95), Holy Cross (1985) and as a graduate assistant at Arizona (1983-84).

A native of Redford, Mich., Malone played four seasons as a tight end at Holy Cross. He was the Crusaders’ captain as a senior and earned a bachelor’s degree in history

*courtesy Purdue Athletic Communications

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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