|Eric L. Malmberg
Induction Class of 2003
PARK CENTER WALL OF FAME LOCATION: A-37
During a five-year period beginning in 1986, Coach Eric Malmberg directed his powerhouse SUNY Cortland men`s gymnastics teams to four national championships.
As the head gymnastics coach at Cortland from 1977-80 and 1982-93, Malmberg guided the Red Dragons to 10 North Atlantic Gymnastics League (NAGL) titles. Over the years, his Cortland gymnasts won more than 60 All-American honors. In 1985, his Red Dragon vaulter Derrick Cornelious became the best in the nation by winning the NCAA Division I competition.
Malmberg`s teams won NCAA Division II-III national crowns in 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1990. He was voted the National Coach of the Year in each of those seasons and was twice named Regional Coach of the Year.
The Ambler, Pa., native earned a bachelor`s degree in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg University, a M.S. in counselor education at Long Island University, and an Ed.D. in teaching and curriculum from Syracuse University.
From 1974-77, Malmberg was the assistant gymnastics coach and a physical activity specialist at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He joined the SUNY Cortland faculty as an instructor for three years before spending 1980-81 as a member of the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team coaching staff. He taught physical education at Maple Hill High School in Castleton, N.Y., for a year before rejoining the SUNY Cortland Physical Education Department faculty in 1982.
Malmberg was promoted to assistant professor in 1985, to associate professor in 1995 and served as the department chair in 2000-01. In 2001, he co-edited the New York State Educational Framework for Interscholastic Athletics. That same year, he received the Amazing People Award from the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In 2002, the SUNY Cortland Physical Education Majors Club gave Malmberg its Most Valuable Faculty Member Award.
Over the years, Malmberg has made numerous presentations at professional conferences and to school groups. He is the author of KIDnastics: A Child-Centered Approach to Teaching Gymnastics (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics).
He and his wife, C. Sue Harris Malmberg `80, have three children: Tyler, Marta and Lucas.
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|1970 Upper Dublin High School Girls` Athletic Association Awards Banquet May 14, 1970 paper
Audrey Freed, Mary Alice Hart, Pat Hess, Gail Furguson, Victoria Satterthwaite, Mr. David Harr, Pat Marvin, Mrs Griffith and Mr Gilronan.