Seamus Maloney

Seamus Maloney is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Sturt in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) from 1996 to 2003. For four seasons from 2012 he was the head coach of the Sturt Football Club,[1] resigning from the role at the end the 2015 season.[2]

Seamus Maloney
Personal information
Full name Seamus Maloney
Original team(s) Mildura Imperials
Position(s) Half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996–2003 Sturt 152 (0)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2012–2015 Sturt 78 (30–48–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2015.
Career highlights
  • SANFL premiership 2002 (act. captain)
  • Sturt Best and Fairest 2001

Playing career

Playing as a running defender/half back, Maloney played 152 games for Sturt from 1996 to 2003, winning the best and fairest in 2001 and was acting captain for the 2002 premiership.[1]

SANFL retirement

In 2004, Maloney moved to Mildura and returned to Imperials in the Sunraysia Football League where he played in the 2004 premiership and coached them (as a playing coach) to the 2005 and 2008 premierships.[3][4] In 2011, he returned to Adelaide where he re-joined Sturt as an assistant coach.


Maloney was appointed as coach of Sturt following the end of the 2011 season,[1] his contract was extended at the end of the 2013 season.[5] He resigned from Sturt at the end of the 2015 season.[2]

Coaching statistics

Season Team Games coached Wins Losses Draws % Final position
2012 Sturt 20614044.06%9th of 9 (Wooden spoon)
2013 Sturt 20713045.84%7th of 9
2014 Sturt 20119052.72%4th of 10
2015 Sturt 18612046.94%8th of 10
Career totals (end 2015) 78 30 48 0


  1. Homfrey, Reece (13 October 2011). "Sturt sacks Normo as Maloney takes charge". News Corporation. The Advertiser. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. "Maloney Resigns". Sturt Football Club. August 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. "Imperials too good for Eagles". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC News. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  4. Homfray, Reece (14 October 2011). "Seamus shocked but excited". News Corporation. The Advertiser. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  5. Milbank, Zac (21 October 2013). "Sturt Sign Maloney". South Australian National Football League. South Australian National Football League. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
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