IUWBB: Ex-assistant Loyd hired by LSU Shreveport

LSU Shreveport has hired former Indiana assistant Curtis Loyd to be head coach of its program.

After three seasons as an assistant with IU, Loyd left this offseason to explore other opportunities. LSUS announced Loyd’s hire as head coach Thursday, taking over the NAIA program.

“We are excited for Curtis to join the Pilot family as our new women’s basketball coach,” LSUS athletic director Lucas Morgan said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience from the highest level and we know he can take our program to places it hasn’t been before.”

Before his hire by former IU head coach Curt Miller, Loyd was an assistant at Minnesota, Akron, Virginia, Arizona and Colorado State. Loyd was briefly the interim head coach at IU when Miller abruptly resigned in July 2014. He was then retained as part of Teri Moren’s first staff.

This offseason, IU has had to replace two of its assistant coaches. Todd Starkey left IU to become the head coach at Kent State. Janese Banks was hired away from IUPUI to fill that vacancy. Glenn Box, formerly of Akron, was hired to replace Loyd.

This will be Loyd’s first head coaching job.

“It is my goal to recruit good people and that will make good things not only happen on the court but in the classroom as well,” Loyd said in a statement. “I don’t just want a great team but a great program.”

2 comments

  1. It’s great to see coach Loyd get a head coaching job! He was a terrific asset to IU as a recruiter and coach. His enthusiasm was contagious. I really enjoyed listening to him on my drive home on the post game radio show. A very cool guy. I hope he enjoys great success and that this coaching job might lead to a division 1 job in the near future.

  2. Here’s wishing coach Loyd great success at LSUS, Im sure he will help that program. Heres also hoping that Janese Banks will give us links to more great recruiting.

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