Van Malone

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Van Malone
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator
Team SMU
Conference The American
Biographical details
Born (1970-07-01) July 1, 1970 (age 46)
Houston, Texas
Playing career
1990–1993 Texas
1994–1997 Detroit Lions
Position(s) Safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999–2002 Waltrip HS (TX) (assistant)
2003 Conroe HS (TX) (assistant)
2003 North Dakota State (WR)
2004 Western Michigan (CB/ST)
2005 North Texas (DB/ST)
2006–2009 Texas A&M (DB)
2010–2011 Tulsa (DB/RC)
2012–2014 Oklahoma State (DB)
2015–present SMU (DC)

Van Buren Malone (born July 1, 1970) is a former safety in the National Football League (NFL) and current defensive coordinator for the SMU Mustangs football team.[1] He played his entire career from 1994–1997 with the Detroit Lions. He was previously the cornerbacks coach for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the 2010-11 season.


  1. ^ Jake Trotter (December 2, 2014). "SMU tabs Van Malone to lead defense". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 

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