Treasure Coast High School assistant football coach Devin Malloy died Sunday morning. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Malloy, 34, taught at Treasure Coast and served as the Titans’ recruiting coordinator, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He previously was the girls flag football coach and led Treasure Coast to the District 21 championship in 2015.

“I think Malloy was a great person,” Treasure Coast coach Irvin Jones said. “He was our brother. Everything about us, the vibe of the whole school, not just the program, is that we’re one big family. Even coaches that may go other places continue to be a family member and he was a part of that. He was a brother to the coaches, that father figure to a lot of the kids. He and JT (former Treasure Coast wide receiver Jonathon Thomas) were really close.

“I can say a bunch of good things about him. He was a big part of us turning this program around and the success we had. He was big in reaching out to (colleges) and the things he did for our players. He touched a lot of people’s lives in a positive ways.”

Thomas, now a freshman receiver at Bethune-Cookman University, first met Malloy when he was a freshman at Treasure Coast.

“He was just a guy that believes in people,” Thomas said. “He saw past the negative parts of your life and embraced the positive. He pushed you to be the best you could.

“He was always making jokes and I felt at home with him — just like the rest of my coaches.”

Malloy implemented the single-wing offense at Treasure Coast in 2015. It was a key reason why the team went from 0-9 in 2014 to back-to-back playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016. 

“He just took it and ran with it,” Jones said. “That became our identity the last three years. He was a major part if it.”

Jones said Treasure Coast’s players are “doing as well as they can do.”

“I got them together (Monday) morning and told them we had people in place, coaches in place to talk to,” he said. “You have to keep it as close to normalcy as you can, but you also want them to know that it’s OK for them for talk to somebody about it.”

Malloy is survived by his wife Katie and daughter Ainsley.