Rebuilt coaching staff paying dividends at Loyola Marymount

Eli Boettger | @boettger_eli | 08/10/20


Want your program to escape three decades of mediocrity? Start at the top.

That’s the hope for Loyola Marymount, which overhauled its coaching staff this summer.

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Mike Dunlap is out after six years at the helm. He wrapped his tenure with an 81-108 mark before being fired in March. Dunlap’s teams mustered just one postseason appearance — a 2019 College Basketball Invitational bid.

The new face of the program is Stan Johnson. Steve Wojciechowski’s former Marquette associate head coach will make his Division-I head coaching debut with LMU, which hasn’t reached the NCAA Tournament since 1990.

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Eli Boettger is a college basketball writer and founder of HeatCheckCBB.com. He has previously worked for Sporting News, DAZN and USA TODAY SMG.

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