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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED OLUME 26, ISSUE 5 34 S ometimes, Terry Malone doesn't want to be "Terry Malone." The guy who's won a national championship as an assistant coach at Michigan, the guy who was on New Orleans' staff when the Saints won a Super Bowl, the guy who's been charged with reviving Purdue's of- fense as its new coordinator. When Malone is entrenched in the community, he may be most in his element. So he will find a place that needs volunteers and lend his hands, maybe helping with Habitat for Hu- manity projects. He'll find a place that needs food to be packaged or supplied and lend his hands, maybe serving at a food bank. He'll find a place that needs re- sources to support its mission, maybe visiting a local homeless shelter, like he did in mid-April in Lafayette. He'll rise up and meet needs. He'll rise up and soften hearts. He'll rise up and fuel spirits. "He has a heart for the community and wanting to serve. I think that's one of his best leadership styles is that he leads by serving and putting others above him- self," said seven-year NFL veteran David Thomas, who played for Malone in New Orleans from 2009-2013. Malone's heart of service was cultivated as a kid growing up in a large Irish Catholic family with three brothers and two sisters in Michigan and role-mod- 'Pure Gold' Paul Sadler Malone more than football BY STACY CLARDIE "There is always great joy in learning that some- thing you've said or done has been meaningful to another, especially when you do it without any thought of receiving anything in return. Your gift doesn't even have to be material. Helping others in any way — with a smile, a nod or a pat on the back — warms the heart." — John Wooden

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