Joe Boylan To Retire As AD After 19 Years In July 2010
Oct. 8, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - Joseph Boylan, Loyola University Maryland's athletic director since 1991, will retire in July 2010, the University announced today. Boylan will continue to serve the University as athletic director emeritus.
"Joe Boylan's contributions to Loyola's intercollegiate athletics program are impossible to quantify," said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola's president. "In addition to leading the Greyhound teams to extraordinary success in competition, Joe has shaped a program distinguished by integrity and sportsmanship, where student-athletes are always students first. His day-to-day leadership will be greatly missed, but I am very pleased he will continue to lend his wisdom to our community as athletic director emeritus."
Baltimore native Boylan joined Loyola from Rutgers University in New Jersey. A former basketball and soccer player for Lafayette University who also holds a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University, Boylan served in the United States Army from 1961-63. He began his career as a coach at suburban Baltimore's Lansdowne High School, where he also taught history. In 1970, he became coach of American University's freshman basketball team. In 1974, Joe moved to Rutgers, where he served first as associate head men's basketball coach and later as assistant athletic director for academic support.
"My father once told me to find work I loved to do, and I'd never work again," said Boylan. "That's how I feel about my years at Loyola. The opportunities I've had to work with our outstanding student-athletes and the relationships I've built with my colleagues at Loyola have been the best parts of this job."
Notable achievements of Boylan's tenure at Loyola include:
- Sending five of Loyola's then-14 Division I teams -- including both basketball teams -- to their respective NCAA post-season tournaments in 1994
- The addition of women's soccer, women's track, women's indoor track, and men's and women's crew to the University's roster of Division I teams
- Men's lacrosse's No. 1 ranking at the end of the 1999 regular season Hosting the 2002 NCAA women's lacrosse championships and the 2005 NCAA Division I golf championship, as well as co-hosting the men's lacrosse championships in 2003, 2004, 2007, and again in 2010
- The national No. 1-ranked women's lacrosse team's journey to the Final Four in 2003 as Coach Diane Geppi-Aikens fought, and later sadly lost, a courageous battle with brain cancer
- Women's soccer's five-year stretch of NCAA tournament appearances from 2000-04
- Men's Basketball Coach Jimmy Patsos joining Loyola in 2004 and transforming a team that had one win the season prior to his arrival to a contender for conference championships
- Hosting NCAA College Cup men's soccer games in 2007 and 2008
- The enhancement of Reitz Arena, construction of a new track shared with Johns Hopkins, and the development of the Ridley Athletic Complex, Loyola's new 6,000 seat lacrosse/soccer stadium, scheduled to open this spring
Boylan has also led the expansion of academic and other support for Greyhound student-athletes, which has contributed greatly to Loyola's student-athlete graduation rate of 96 percent, one of the highest of all Division I programs nationwide.
A search for Boylan's successor will be launched in the near future.
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