Robert O’Malley (’66) – Tennis
Rob O’Malley – as he was honored as Columbus’ Athlete of the Year in 1966. He made his mark at Columbus on the tennis court. He came to the school with numerous junior championships and quickly established himself as the No. 1 singles and doubles player for the Explorers.
Over his final two seasons at Columbus, the team’s record was 15-5 – a record that was punctuated by a stunning victory over defending national champion Coral Gables High School during Rob’s senior season.
Rob O’Malley went on to the University of Notre Dame where he played on the Fighting Irish tennis team for four years. He won three letters at Notre Dame.
Rob went on to law school and practiced law in South Florida for 23 years.
Today, Rob is an ordained deacon assigned to St. Richard Parish. In addition to his work for the parish, Rob teaches theology at Belen Jesuit – where he also serves as the director of the theology department.
Rob and his wife Patty have been married for 36 years and they have one child, a son.