Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Loyola-Maryland named G.G. Smith as its head
men's basketball coach on Friday.
Smith, who is the son of current Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith, has been
an assistant at Loyola for the past six seasons. He takes over for Jimmy
Patsos, who left for Siena earlier this month after a nine-year stint with the
"It is an honor to be asked to continue building on what Loyola men's
basketball has accomplished," Smith said. "Loyola is a wonderful school that
has been a great home for the last six years, and I look forward to leading
the program going forward. I would like to thank Father Linnane, (executive
vice president) Susan Donovan, (vice president) Marc Camille and (assistant
vice president and director of athletics) Jim Paquette for their support and
commitment to Loyola basketball and me."
The 36-year-old Smith is the 20th head coach in Loyola history and inherits a
program that won 62 games over the last three seasons and reached the
postseason in each of the last two.
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