Doug Mallory coached two seasons as the University of New Mexico's defensive coordinator. Mallory came to UNM after four seasons at LSU, including the position of co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in 2008.
In his first year at New Mexico, Mallory had three defensive players named all-Mountain West Conference. Sophomore LB Carmen Messina was named first-team all-MWC and led the nation in tackles. Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey was a second-team all-conference player and led the MWC with 15.5 tackles for loss (15 solo) and was second behind TCU All-American Jerry Hughes with 9.5 sacks. Senior DL Kendall Briscoe was named honorable mention all-conference.
Mallory reunited with Mike Locksley last year as the two were both assistants at Maryland from 1997-2000.
Mallory coached the LSU secondary from 2005-07 before being elevated to co-defensive coordinator for head coach Les Miles in 2008.
Mallory's impact on the LSU secondary was impressive as the Tigers had a No. 3 national rating in pass efficiency defense every year from 2005-07.
LSU led the SEC in pass efficiency in 2005 and 2006 before ranking second in the league in 2007. As a unit, the 2007 LSU defense limited foes to 182.7 yards passing a game and the Tigers intercepted 23 passes, a figure that led the SEC and ranked fourth in the nation.
In LSU's national championship season of 2007, senior safety Craig Steltz, in his first full season as a starter, earned numerous first team All-America honors as well as being one of three finalists for the Thorpe Award given to the nation's top defensive back. It also marked the second straight year an LSU safety earned first team All-America honors.
Steltz and CB Chevis Jackson were both selected in the 2008 NFL Draft with Jackson going in the 3rd round to Atlanta and Steltz in the 5th to Chicago.
In 2006, the Tiger secondary ranked No. 1 in the SEC and No. 3 in the nation in pass defense, limiting opponents to only 145.7 yards per game. That total marked the fewest passing yards allowed by a Tiger defense since 1990.
In 13 games in 2006, the Tigers allowed just 11 passing touchdowns after giving up 12 the year before. The 23 combined TD passes allowed in back-to-back seasons were the fewest by an LSU defense in consecutive years since the 1996-97 teams held foes to 20.
As a unit, the Tiger defense ranked No. 4 in the nation in scoring (12.6 points per game) and third in total defense (242.8 yards per game) in 2006.
Mallory capped his second year with the Tigers by having free safety LaRon Landry selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins as he became the highest drafted defensive back in school history. Landry, who earned third-team All-America honors in 2005, was a first-team All-America selection as a senior in 2006.
In his first season with LSU in 2005, Mallory's secondary rated first in the SEC and third in the nation in pass defense efficiency with a 96.3 rating. The Tigers held opponents to a 47.3 completion percentage, which also ranked best in the league.
Mallory came to LSU from Oklahoma State where he spent four years (2001-04) on Les Miles' staff as the secondary coach. In four years with the Cowboys, Mallory's secondary intercepted 54 passes with All-Big 12 cornerback Darrent Williams leading the way with 11. Oklahoma State ranked fourth in the Big 12 with 18 pass interceptions in 2003, and picked off 13 in 2004.
Prior to his four-year stint with the Cowboys, Mallory served in the same capacity at Maryland from 1997-2000. Under Mallory, the 1998 Terrapin defense ranked as the nation's 14th most improved unit in terms of pass efficiency.
Mallory tutored defensive back Lewis Sanders to third-team All-America honors as selected by The Sporting News in 1999. Sanders was later drafted in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
Prior to his four years at Maryland, Mallory spent three seasons at Indiana, serving as the defensive backs and special teams coach for the Hoosiers under his father, Bill Mallory, from 1994-96.
In the second of his two stints as an assistant coach at Indiana, the younger Mallory coached defensive back Eric Allen to third team All-America honors in 1996, while two other players were selected in the NFL Draft.
Cornerback Lance Brown was taken in the fifth round of the 1995 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and safety Eric Smedley was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1996.
Mallory also coached at Western Kentucky, serving as the defensive coordinator in 1992 and 1993. He spent the 1990-91 seasons with Western Kentucky as the secondary, special teams and inside linebackers coach. Mallory also served a one-year stint at Army in 1989, coaching the offensive line for the 6-5 Black Knights.
Mallory got his start in coaching in 1988, serving as a graduate assistant under his father Bill at Indiana. That season, the Hoosiers posted an 8-3-1 mark, beat Ohio State 41-7 and defeated South Carolina 34-10 in the Liberty Bowl.
As a player, Mallory was a four-year letterman at Michigan (1984-87), participating in four bowl games (Holiday, Fiesta, Rose, Hall of Fame). He recorded 182 career tackles and had six interceptions.
He helped lead Michigan to a share of the 1986 Big Ten title and was team captain for the Wolverines' 8-4 team in 1987 that beat Alabama 28-24 in the Hall of Fame Bowl. As a senior in 1987, Mallory earned second team All-Big Ten honors and was an honorable mention All-America defensive back.
A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, Mallory graduated from Michigan in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in sports management and communications.
His father, Bill, remains the winningest football coach at Indiana. The elder Mallory recorded a 69-77-3 mark in 13 years at IU, leading the Hoosiers to six bowl games. He compiled a 165-121-4 record in 27 seasons (1969-96) as a head coach, which included stops at Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio).
In addition to his father, Mallory's brothers, Curt and Mike, are both football coaches. Curt serves as the co-defensive coordinator at Illinois, while Mike is the special teams coach for the New Orleans Saints.
Doug and his wife Lisa have three girls, Emily, Allison and Sarah.