Penn State Scranton Athletic Director Jeff Mallas of Dunmore was named to the Robert J. Scannell Roll of Honor at the PSUAC’s (Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference) annual awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 22 at Penn State University Park.
The honor is bestowed upon an athletics administrator, coach, faculty or staff member who has served Penn State Commonwealth Campus athletics, intramurals and recreation programs with distinction.
Here is an excerpt from Mallas’ nomination, submitted by athletic department staff at Scranton: “If there is one person at Penn State Scranton who truly ‘Bleeds Blue and White’ it’s Athletic Director, Jeff Mallas. As a 1975 graduate of Penn State University, Jeff has been a strong supporter of Penn State and athletics, serving the university through non-profit work, coaching, teaching, and administration.”
Mallas began his athletic career close to home, lettering in track and football at Dunmore High School, where he graduated in 1971. He matriculated to Penn State University where he graduated in 1975 with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and moved on to attain his master’s in education from East Stroudsburg University in 1984.
Currently serving as the Penn State Scranton Athletic Director in Dunmore, Jeff has been with the University as an administrator, faculty member and coach for the last 40 years.