G.G. Smith Steps Down at Loyola

Courtesy Loyola Athletics

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF)--- Loyola University Maryland announced today that men's basketball head coach G.G. Smith is stepping down from his position at the program. Smith recently completed his 11th year with the Greyhounds program and fifth as head coach.

As head coach, Loyola never had a winning record under Smith. Smith compiled an overall record of 56-98 over the last five seasons, including 9-22 this season (6-12 Patriot League).

“I would like to thank Loyola, its administration and our student-athletes for the opportunities given to me and my family over the last 11 years,” Smith said. “While we did not achieve the results we wanted on the court, I am proud of our players’ academic and community accomplishments, and I wish Loyola and its student-athletes much success in the future.”

Loyola announced a coaching search would begin immediately.

“I am grateful to G.G. for his efforts on behalf of Loyola University Maryland and our men’s basketball program,” said Donna M. Woodruff, Loyola’s assistant vice president and director of athletics. “He has been dedicated to the mission and vision of our program and led us in our transition to the Patriot League for the past five years. We wish G.G. and his family all the best moving forward.”

Smith joined the Loyola staff as an assistant coach for the 2007-2008 season and was named the 20th head coach of the Greyhounds in April 2013. He replaced Jimmy Patsos who left Loyla for Siena and guided Loyola to the NCAA Tournament first round in 2011-12.

Smith compiled an overall record of 56-98 over the last five seasons.


Loyola Athletics Contributed to this report

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