Unequivocally, Bill Mallory was a giant.
Whether it was DeKalb, Ill., Boulder, Colo., Oxford, Ohio, or Bloomington, Ind. – the communities where he admirably spearheaded NCAA Division I-A football programs – his achievements, reputation, passion, focus all transcended the norm.
Better yet, as a person, Mallory was off the charts. He cared about everyone. Plus “The Old Man” – as he was affectionately known – still possessed more energy than people 20 years his junior. Integrity? In a 21st century where society and hierarchies are devoid of character, Mallory might have led the NCAA in that category. With Bill, three words come to mind: exceptional human being.