I'm Van Malone,

D Coordinator for the Mustangs. This is My Story.



My Highlights.

  • Native of Houston and played defensive back at the University of Texas.
  • Played 5 seasons in the NFL after being drafted in the second round by the Detroit Lions in 1994.
  • Served as a marketing intern with Reebok International and also provided post-game analysis and commentary for Fox Television Sports.
  • Was a True Value NFL Man of the Year semifinalist and was called on by the club to speak to many organizations.
  • Honored by the Houston Police Department with the "Lifesaver of the Year" Award in 2000.
  • Co-founded and headed up the "New Beginnings", a non-profit charity organization in Houston.
  • Wife, Nedra, and three sons, Van, Vaughn, and Vincent.
My Career.

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    2003

    Detroit Lions

    Minority Coaching Fellowship

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    2003

    North Dakota State

    Wide Receivers

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    2004

    Western Michigan

    Cornerbacks/Special Teams

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    2005

    North Texas

    Defensive Backs/Special Teams

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    2006-2009

    Texas A&M

    Cornerbacks/Safeties

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    2010-2011

    Tulsa

    Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator

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    2012-2014

    Oklahoma State

    Safeties/Corners

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    2015-

    SMU

    Defensive Coordinator