Ryan Looney

Ryan Looney (born November 8, 1975)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Idaho State Bengals
Current conference: Big Sky Conference
Eastern Oregon record^: 97-53 (.647)
Seattle Pacific record^: 164-51 (.763)
Point Loma Nazarene record^: 69-28 (.711)
Idaho State record: 28-56 (.333)
Overall record^: 358-188 (.656)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Big Sky Regular Season Champion:  0
  • Pac West (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2019)
  • GNAC (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2010, 2014)
  • Cascade (NAIA) Regular Season Champion: (2008, 2009)
  • Big Sky Tournament Champion:  0
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2019)   
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  9  (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four:  1  (2019)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2008, 2009)

Awards:

  • Pac West (Div II) Coach of the Year:  1  (2019)
  • GNAC (Div II) Coach of the Year: (2010, 2014)
  • Cascade (NAIA) Coach of the Year:  1  (2008)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Idaho State
2016-2019 Point Loma Nazarene
2009-2016 Seattle Pacific
2004-2009 Eastern Oregon
2002-2004 Minnesota State–Moorhead (asst)
2001-2002 North Idaho (asst)
1999-2001 Wisconsin-La Crosse (asst)

Ryan Looney Facts

  • Ryan Looney
  • Born November 8, 1975
  • Hometown: Spokane, Washington
  • Alma Mater: Eastern Oregon University (BA, 1998) / University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (MA, 2001)
  • The Spokane-native played at NAIA Eastern Oregon, graduating in 1998 and starting his coaching career a year later
  • Spent two years as a graduate assistant at D-III Wisconsin-La Crosse while earning his master’s degree
  • Returned to alma mater Eastern Oregon in 2004 when he was hired as Mountaineers’ new head coach
    • Went 97-53 in five seasons at the helm, winning two conference titles and reaching the NAIA Tournament twice
  • Next stop was a seven-year stint at D-II Seattle Pacific, where he won 164 games
    • Claimed two GNAC regular season titles and reached the D-II NCAA Tournament in each of his seven seasons
  • Left SPU for D-II Point Loma Nazarene (in San Diego, CA) in 2016, going 69-28 over three seasons
  • Hired in April 2019 to be the new head coach at Idaho State, his first job with a Division I program
  • Along with his wife, Julianna, has one daughter and one son

Ryan Looney Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA levels