SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Greg Mallek


 


Saginaw native who graduated from Merrill High School in 1991.  As a standout basketball player at Merrill Greg received First Team All Conference honors his junior and senior years as well as honorable mention all state honors. Greg played collegiate basketball at Quincy University (Illinois) his freshman through juniors years. He was an integral part of Quincy Universities first team to appear in the NCAA D2 Tournament in the 93-94 season.  After his junior season Greg moved home to Michigan playing his senior season at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU).  In his senior season he started all 26 games being ranked in the top 10 in the country in blocked shots and field goal percentage while averaging nearly a double double in points and rebounds.  Following his playing career at SVSU Greg completed his Bachelor's degree in Education and Master's degree in Education Administration.
Upon completing his bachelors degree Greg began teaching in the Saginaw Public School district and was on the coaching staff at Arthur Hill High School for their Class A Boys Basketball State Championship in 2006.  In the fall of 2007 Greg left Saginaw Public Schools as a teacher to become the first full time Athletic Director at Delta College.  During his four year tenure at Delta College he added the baseball and women's soccer programs to the offerings, which today have the coaches that Greg hired and are the two most successful programs at Delta since their inception.
in August 2011 Greg accepted the position of Assistant Athletic Director at Olivet College.  During Greg's 14 months at Olivet he was an integral part of the Athletic Department's hiring of new staff and oversaw all recruiting efforts and compliance of the College's 21 varsity programs.
Upon leaving Olivet in October of 2012 to return to the Community College ranks, Greg accepted the position of Athletic Director at Lansing Community College (LCC).  Since his arrival at LCC Greg has been a major factor in the resurgence of the cross country programs, two national championships, and the baseball program, being ranked in the top 10 in the country with a 3rd place finish in the NJCAA D2 World Series in 2017.  All nine (9) varsity programs have earned top 20 rankings throughout Greg's tenure.  With Greg's leadership the athletic programs at LCC have won four (4) consecutive Charlie Chanter All Sports Awards (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), naming the Star's athletic programs as the top community college program in Michigan, out of 20 institutions.
Greg enjoys spending time with his family and friends camping and watching sports.  He live in Hemlock, MI with his wife Tracy (Rohn) and their son Kahl and daughter Jaedyn.