Your weekly news and notes on LMU athletics:
- LMU tabbed Tom Lloyd as the new head coach of the men’s tennis program. Lloyd had previously spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona. He is also a former standout player at Arizona, playing from 2000-2004. Read the school’s news release on the hire here.
- According to a few sources on Twitter, men’s basketball assistant coach Chris Farr has left the team for a coaching position with the Denver Nuggets. LMU has been reached for confirmation, but I haven’t heard back yet. Farr would be the second coaching departure from the LMU staff this offseason after Jason Levy left his assistant coaching position for a new job at Cal State Northridge. Head coach Max Good replaced Levy with Tom Abatemarco, but now will likely have to hire another assistant, especially with July being a critical period for recruiting. Associate head coach Myke Scholl is the only remaining coach from Good’s coaching staff last season.
- Senior forward Ayodeji Egbeyemi took part in the Stankovic Cup in China last week as a member of the Nigerian national team. According to this link, Nigeria has gone 1-7 in the team’s eight games in China.
- LMU Burns Recreation Center had a famous visitor by the name of Kevin Durant last week. The Oklahoma City forward was working out at Burns Backcourt.
- The men’s basketball coaching staff continues its aggressive trend in recruiting this summer and has offered several recruits in the past month, including 2014 point guard Shaq Carr from Las Vegas, Nevada. Carr currently holds offers from LMU and UNLV. LMU has also offered 2015 guard Max Hazzard out of Loyola high school in Los Angeles. A local coach called Hazzard an “athletic slasher with a recently developed outside shot.” LMU Lions Roar breaks down Hazzard in this post.
- Junior women’s water polo player Alexandra Honny was named an honorable mention on the All-Americana team last Monday by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.