Malone begins her sixth season coaching for the Rams in the fall of 2006. She coaches the heptathlon, decathlon, high jump and pole vault, including each individual event in the 10-event decathlon and 7-event heptathlon. Malone has become one of the more versatile coaches in the nation.
Under Malone's tutelage, the multi-event athletes, high jumpers and pole vaulters have rewritten the record books for the Rams. The athletes she has coached hold 96 spots on CSU's top 20 lists in school history, with 54 being ranked in the top 10. She has also coached CSU athletes to 10 conference championship titles in just 5 years. Her athletes have contributed a total of 390 points at conference meets, to help lead the Rams to the 2002 Men's Indoor MWC Team title and the 2006 Women's Indoor MWC team title.
Malone's athletes have set school records in the pole vault, pentathlon, heptathlon, and decathlon. She became the first coach in Colorado State history to have a student-athlete win a title in the jumps. In 2002, Tim Merz was named MWC Freshman of the Year after his first place finish in the high jump, and eighth place finish in the pentathlon. Malone helped Jacob Benson win the high jump titles in both 2003 and 2004, while high jumper Rae Backes won both the indoor and outdoor titles in 2006 and qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Kevin Johnson has become one of nation's premier decathletes, under Malone's instruction. During the 2006 season, Johnson won conference championships titles in the long jump (24-3.5) and the decathlon (7,151 points). He earned the MWC High Point Award after winning both events and placing third in the triple jump (48-3.5). Johnson advanced to the NCAA Regionals in the long jump and then placed 13th in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships.
Katie Lloyd has won three consecutive conference championship titles in the pentathlon and heptathlon. Lloyd set the pentathlon and heptathlon school records with 3,898 points and 5,418 points, respectively, and qualified for both the Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Championships. At the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships she finished 12th in the heptathlon and competed in both the high jump and long jump at the NCAA Regional Championships. She is currently 2nd in school history in the long jump at 19-10.75 and third in the high jump at 5-8.75. At the 2006 MWC meets, Lloyd scored in the pentathlon, heptathlon, high jump, hurdles, long jump and 400 meter relay.
Emily Pearson also qualified for the NCAA Championships in the heptathlon with her high total of 5,194 points, making Colorado State just one of a handful of schools to qualify three athletes in the multi-events. In 2005, Pearson scored in the pentathlon, heptathlon, distance medley relay, 400 meter relay, 1600 meter relay, 100 hurdles, and javelin. She ran the anchor leg on the 4x400m relay to secure the win for the first ever MWC women's team title in school history. Malone guided Pearson to the first javelin NCAA regional qualifying mark school history on the women's side.
Tonya Cure was just four points shy of the NCAA qualifying mark in the heptathlon with her score of 4,994 points. She helped score for the team at conference in the pentathlon, heptathlon, long jump, high jump, and 1600 meter relay. She also ranks in the top ten in school history in the long jump, high jump, pentathlon and heptathlon.
Malone competed for the Rams in the high jump, pentathlon, heptathlon, javelin, 4 x 400m relay at conference meets. She was the school record holder in the heptathlon before she coached her own student-athlete to a new record in 2004. Malone has been ranked as high as 13th in the US in the pentathlon and has placed in the top 10 in the high jump and she continues to train post-collegiatly.
As a student-athlete, Malone was president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the CSU representative SAAC member to the Mountain West Conference. Malone graduated from Colorado State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in education and painting. Formerly Lindsey Malmgren, she married former Ram standout and Olympian Casey Malone in 2005.