Max Good

Max Good (born July 16, 1941)

Teams coached: Eastern Kentucky Colonels, UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, Bryant Bulldogs, Loyola Marymount Lions
Eastern Kentucky record: 96-129 (.427)
UNLV record: 13-9 (.591)
Bryant record^: 133-85 (.610)
Loyola Marymount record: 77-117 (.397)
Overall record^: 319-340 (.484)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2005)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  5  (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  1  (2005)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2017 Pratt CC
2008-2014 Loyola Marymount
2008 Loyola Marymount (asst)
2001-2008 Bryant
2000-2001 UNLV
1999-2000 UNLV (asst)
1981-1989 Eastern Kentucky
1976-1981 Eastern Kentucky (asst)

Max Good Facts

  • Max Good
  • Born July 16, 1941
  • Hometown: Gardiner, Maine
  • Alma Mater: Eastern Kentucky University (BA, 1969 & MA)
  • Started his career coaching JV for three seasons at Madison HS (KY), then varsity for another three; went 23-6 in 1975
  • Joined the staff of Ed Byhre at alma mater EKU in 1976, serving as an assistant coach for the next five seasons
  • Elevated to head coach in 1981, compiling a 96-129 record over eight seasons with the Colonels
  • Spent 10 years as the head coach at Maine Central Institute, a prep school in his home state
    • Went 275-30 during that span, winning five New England Prep School Athletic Conference titles
    • Completed three undefeated seasons and had a 79-game winning streak stretching from 1989-92
  • Returned to the college ranks in 1999, joining Bill Bayno‘s staff at UNLV
    • Served as the interim head coach for most of the 2000-01 season following Bayno‘s resignation, going 13-9
  • Left UNLV after the season to be the head coach at then-Division II Bryant in Smithfield, RI
    • Was 133-85 in seven seasons there, going to five D-II NCAA Tournaments (finished as Runner-Up in 2005)
  • Reunited with Bayno in 2008 at Loyola Marymount and would again take over for him as interim head coach, this time when Bayno took a medical leave (and ultimately resigned) after just 3 games
    • Stayed on as the permanent head coach after the season and went 77-117 during his full tenure (almost six seasons)
    • Was unable to get to the NCAA Tournament but did take the Lions to the CIT Quarterfinals in 2012
    • Fired in 2014 just two years removed from completing the program’s first 20-win season since 1990
  • Most recent gig was a one-year stint as the head coach at Pratt CC in Kansas, going 14-22

Max Good Coaching Tree

  • Bobby Collins (Shaw, Maryland Eastern Shore, Winston-Salem State, Hampton)
  • Sean Flynn (Pratt CC)
  • Dale Layer (Liberty, Colorado State, Queens NC)
  • Josh Longstaff (Erie BayHawks)
  • Dave Rice (UNLV)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at NCAA Division I and Division II levels only; note that during Good’s tenure at Bryant, the program competed at the D-II level