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Joe Boylan, a Baltimore native and former college basketball coach, is in his 19th year as Director of Athletics at Loyola College. Guiding a 18-sport department at Evergreen, Boylan and the Greyhounds have experienced continued success and growth over the years.
Under his direction, Loyola has won its share of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles, representing the College with the highest level of sportsmanship. In 2007-08, the Greyhounds won the ECAC Men's Lacrosse League and captured three MAAC championships - men's and women's soccer and men's golf - in addition to the Loyola men's teams combining to capture the Commissioner's Cup for men's sports.
Boylan has also been able to showcase Loyola nationally by hosting the 2003, 2004 and 2007 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships with Johns Hopkins, Towson and UMBC. The Greyhounds also landed the 2005 NCAA Men's Golf Championships and became the smallest school ever to host an NCAA Championship by itself. The nation's best golfers came to Caves Valley and Loyola put on quite an event, having the championships televised (The Golf Channel) for the first time.
Before coming to Loyola, Boylan spent 17 years at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. While there, he helped the Scarlet Knights earn their highest national ranking ever. From 1973-85, he was associate head basketball coach under Tom Young. During his tenure, Rutgers compiled a 238-114 record, reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1976. Rutgers was ranked fourth in the nation that year. The Scarlet Knights also appeared in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 NCAA tournaments and in the NIT in 1974, 1977, 1978 and 1982.
A Baltimore native and 1956 graduate of Milford Mill H.S., Boylan was an outstanding student-athlete himself. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Lafayette in 1960 where he earned varsity letters in both basketball and soccer before receiving his Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins in 1969. From 1961 to 1963, Boylan served in the U.S. Army.
Boylan and his wife, Molly, have a grown daughter, Heather, and a grandson named Jake. Heather is married to former Greyhounds basketball player Dave Wojcik.