Coach Malone “Nets” her way to 350 Wins


On August 22, head women’s soccer Coach Mrs. Pamela Malone made history against Madison High School at Harris Stadium. 

With a 4-0 victory against the Blue Streaks, Coach Malone extended her margin of wins to 350. Malone is also the all time-Ohio female winningest women’s soccer coach in the state of Ohio, and the fifth winningest coach in the state of Ohio. 

“I am extremely happy for Coach Malone. I know how much effort she has put into her teams throughout the years and I think she deserves all her wins,” senior captain Molly Nachtwey said.

Coach Malone has been the Chagrin Falls Lady Tigers soccer coach since 1991 but took one gap year in 1999.

Though Coach Malone has been coaching for many years, she said this win with this team meant something more to her. 

It has been a goal of mine to have a legacy in coaching soccer, and I would say statewide I would like to give recognition to the Chagrin Falls program and make our program known by the state,” Malone said. 

Tradition and legacy is rich in  Chagrin Falls history and Coach Malone embodies that enrichment. 

Athletic Director Mr. Charlie Barch understands how special Malone is for the soccer program. 

Coach Malone is one of the longest tenured coaches on our staff. The reason she has been coaching at Chagrin so long is she has a great relationship with the players, she is well respected within the coaching community, and she works hard at getting the best from her players,” Barch said. 

Malone is heavily respected by her players, and colleagues, and 350 wins truly aids in her success. 

“I don’t know if I ever put a number to the amount of years I would coach. I just enjoy what I am doing so much and the years have flown by,” said Malone.

Having an excellent coach aids in team perspective and goals. 

“[Our team] goals would be to improve upon every game, continue to grow as athletes and people, and to have success in this season would mean to go deep in the playoffs,” Malone said.

The 4-0 Lady Tigers realize what it will take to reach their goals both as a team academically and physically. 

“We recently set our goal for the season as a team in order to push ourselves to our limits. We always start with our academic goals,which we hope to have a GPA of 4.0. In addition, we want to continue to add to Coach Malone’s number of wins as much as we can. We also hope to win CVCs and most importantly to grow our bond as a team,” Nachtwey said.

The girls soccer team is well on their way to a successful soccer season and play Thursday against West Geauga. 

Photo courtesy of Ms. Asher