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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:
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.