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Conversations: Friends of Coach Chip Malone

The late Coach Chip Malone was a former Head Coach for the Varsity Boys Basketball team at Warner Franklin Battery and ElectricRobins High School from 1991 to 2009 – the last his year of retirement. He led teams to 2015-CARDIAC-Car-Show-791x1024 (1)three Region Championships, one Sweet 16, one Elite 8, one State Final (runner up), and holds an unsurpassed record of six consecutive Bear Brawl Christmas Basketball Tournament Championships.

The life of Coach Chip Malone touched so many. It was hard not to be drawn in by his warm smile and positive attitude.  He dedicated his life to helping others through his work as a coach and through his tireless dedication to the cause of heart health and transplant assistance.  Sportsmic was scheduled to meet with Chip for a taping of “Conversations” near the time that he became ill, eventually passing a few days later.  In tribute to Coach Malone, we decided to gather some of his close friends and colleagues to talk about this life and coaching career. Below are the results of those conversations which include Tom Mobley’s interviews with J.D Sessums, Mike Martin, Kevin Wall and Dave Anderson.

Through Chip’s foundation, Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease, Chip worked to raise money for those in need of organ transplants.  Each year near the anniversary of Chip’s own heart transplant the organization held the “Cardiac Car Show”  all of the funds raised were donated to the GA Transplant Foundation.  The fourth annual event is scheduled for Nov. 7 in the Big Lots parking lot.  For more details or to register please visit the Chip’n Away @ Heart Disease website.

Sportsmic is proud to present this special edition of “Conversations” in tribute to our friend, Chip Malone. 

During his tenure as Head Girls Basketball Coach at Warner Robins High School, Coach Mobley amassed 416 wins, as well as coaching football, track, soccer, volleyball and tennis. These days, Coach Mobley is focused on his work and ministry with the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) in Middle Georgia, covering a 5-county area.


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