Rider Hall of Fame BIO
  •  Sport: Basketball, Baseball
  •  Date Inducted: October 1990

He finished his Rider basketball career (1956-59) with 1,341 points in 77 games for a 17.3 points per game average. He was the Broncs' second leading scorer, the late Jack Cryan having surpassed him in 1966 with 1,381 points. Madden also finished his career as one of the Broncs' leading rebounders with somewhere around 800 rebounds. Madden was a clutch player as he led Rider to a 49-29 record (20-7, 17-8 and 12-14) during his three years. Several times he came up with second half or last second heroics leading to a Rider win. As a freshman in 1956-57 he scored a field goal with one second left to give Rider a 63-61 win over Drexel in the opening round of the NCAA small college tournament. Madden was also an outstanding baseball player, and signed with Cincinnati after his junior year. In three seasons as a pitcher, Madden compiled a 20-5 record--one of the only three pitchers to win 20 or more games in their careers. Madden pitched in the second highest number of games (third highest in Rider history) and is the all-time strikeout leader with 220. Madden has been a professional basketball official for 12 years--9 years in the National Basketball Association and three in the American Basketball Association.