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Gard Mallonee was born in 1903 in Baltimore and he was educated at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1922. He continued his education at Johns Hopkins University, gaining a BS in civil engineering in 1928 and a master's degree in education in 1946.
While at Poly, Gardner was extremely active in all phases of the athletic program, playing football, lacrosse and basketball. Upon entering Hopkins, he played on the university team in 1926, 1927, 1928, gaining All-American lacrosse honors in 1928. He played on the U.S. Olympic Lacrosse Team in 1928, on the Crescent AC of New York in 1929 and then on to the Johns Hopkins Olympic Club Team from 1930-32.
Gard's athletic achievements at Hopkins were as outstanding in football as in lacrosse. He played four years of varsity football, was captain of the 1926-27 team, received All-Maryland honors in 1926 and 1927 and was an All-American honorable mention on the team picked by the New York Sun. After graduating, he played basketball for the Championship Arundel Boat Club Team from 1931 through 1934.
After graduating from Hopkins, Gard worked for two years as an engineer with the New York Central Railroad before joining the faculty of the Park School in Baltimore where he taught mathematics from 1929 to 1935. While teaching there, he was assistant football and lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins.
In 1935, Gard moved to Hopkins as a teacher of P.E. and also coached, moving up to be the business manager of athletics and on to the directorship of athletics. Gard left Hopkins in 1949 and became a teacher and coach at Forest Park (Md.) High School.
During Gard's many years of teaching and athletic work, he was extremely active in the lacrosse associations, being an officer, vice president and president of the USILA. He was group chairman of the North/South game for many years and did much to promote this annual affair during the early years of its inception.
Gard wrote several outstanding articles on lacrosse for the Lacrosse Guide, namely, "Lacrosse Defense" "Position of the Goal" and "Zone Defense." Gard is a member of the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team, and in 1994, was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame. Gardner was married in 1932 to Esther Felter and they had six children - four girls and two boys. His son, Steve "Lucky" Mallonee, was an All-American lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins in the 1960s.
Gard Mallonee passed away in 1980.