IUWBB: Assistant Curtis Loyd leaving IU staff

Assistant Curtis Loyd is leaving Indiana’s coaching staff, according to head coach Teri Moren.

“We appreciate the contributions Curtis made to our program over the last two seasons,” Moren said in a statement. “Curtis is currently exploring other coaching opportunities and we wish him and his family well.”

Loyd joined IU’s coaching staff in May 2014, hired by former head coach Curt Miller off of Minnesota’s staff. Miller abruptly resigned in July 2014, and Loyd was appointed interim head coach. Loyd was kept as an assistant by Teri Moren when she arrived in August 2014..

Loyd is from Dallas, and his Texas connections were a big reason why the Hoosiers were able to land 2016 recruits Ria Gulley (San Antonio, Tex.) and Bre Wickware (Corinth, Tex.). While at Minnesota, Loyd helped recruit  All-Big Ten players Rachel Banham and Amanda Zahui B.

This is the second assistant coach to leave IU this offseason. Todd Starkey, who came to IU in 2014 from Division II Lenoir Rhyne, took the head coaching job at Kent State in April. Moren tabbed former Wisconsin guard and IUPUI assistant Janese Banks to fill the vacancy.

2 comments

  1. Coach Loyd, was a member of the previous coach’s staff, not surprised of him leaving the program. I’m sure coach Moren will be able to select a new coach that will be able to recruit and evaluate the recurits abilities and their current physical fitness for being able to play and practice at the start.

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