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Josh Loeffler hired as head men’s basketball coach at Loyola (MD)

Josh Loeffler has been hired as the new head coach at Loyola (MD), the school announced on Saturday. Loeffler previously spent four seasons on staff at Loyola (2013-17) and then served as the head coach at D-III Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for five seasons. He was an assistant on Wes Miller‘s staff at Cincinnati this past season.

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Loeffler took Johns Hopkins to the D-III NCAA Tournament four times and won three Centennial Conference titles. He has also spent time on staff at Lafayette and Rutgers, as was the head coach at D-III Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) for two seasons (2006-08), winning two conference titles. He brings with him to Loyola an overall head coaching record of 160-40.

“Loyola is a university that I have deep admiration and respect for, and I am thrilled to be its next head men’s basketball coach,” Loeffler said. “I would like to thank (Loyola President) Terry Sawyer, Donna Woodruff and all of the members of the search process who devoted extensive time and energy. This process confirmed my belief that Loyola’s mission to develop students in all aspects of their lives runs deep and builds a strong foundation on which to continue growing a program. I am excited to get into the gym with the team and begin the process of producing a team that will represent Loyola on and off the court.”

Loyola and previous head coach Tavaras Hardy parted ways earlier this month after six years without any winning seasons. The Greyhounds are on an active streak of eleven-straight years finishing below .500 and have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2012.

 

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