Harry Mallios Obituary, Death – The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is mourning the loss of a true legend in the world of sports, Dr. Harry Mallios. Dr. Mallios, affectionately known as “Scooter” among his teammates, left an indelible mark on the University of Miami and the broader sports community. He passed away on September 14th, 2023, at the age of 96.
Dr. Mallios was not only an exceptional athlete but also a dedicated Marine Corp veteran of World War II. His athletic prowess was evident during his time as the starting fullback on Miami’s first undefeated regular season team, which culminated in an appearance at the 1951 Orange Bowl. His standout performance continued as he scored two touchdowns in the 1952 Gator Bowl against Clemson, earning him the team’s MVP title for the season.
Beyond his achievements on the football field, Dr. Mallios had a deep and lasting connection with the University of Miami. He earned his Ph.D. from the institution in 1970, becoming a tenured member of the UM faculty. Over the years, he also served in key roles as an Assistant and Associate Athletic Director. His crowning achievement came when he assumed the position of Athletic Director for the Hurricanes from 1979 to 1983.
Dr. Mallios’s legacy extends far beyond his remarkable career. He was a beloved member of the Hurricanes’ family, cherished by teammates, friends, and Canes Football fans alike. The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame & Museum extends its heartfelt condolences to Dr. Mallios’s family during this difficult time.
As we bid farewell to a true icon, Dr. Harry Mallios will forever remain a symbol of excellence, dedication, and passion within the University of Miami sports community. Rest in peace, Harry, and thank you for your immeasurable contributions to the world of athletics.