Oct. 16, 2003
BALTIMORE, MD - Loyola College Athletic Director Joe Boylan has been appointed to the NCAA men's basketball issues committee and will represent the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) as well as Evergreen beginning this winter.
Boylan will be one of 16 voting members on the committee, chaired by North Carolina State Athletic Director Lee Fowler. The issues committee is comprised of athletic directors and coaches of the NCAA and includes coaches such as Tubby Smith of Kentucky and James O'Brien of Ohio State.
"It's an honor to be part of this committee," says Boylan. "These are challenging times for intercollegiate athletics, including men's basketball. I'm very excited to be included and hope to contribute to the betterment of the game for its student-athletes."
Boylan knows the sport well and has plenty of basketball experience to go along with his headship of Loyola's athletic department. A college player at Lafayette, he earned letters in both basketball and soccer. Boylan's coaching experience includes an 11-season stint as associate head coach at Rutgers, assisting Tom Young from 1973-85.
While at Rutgers, Boylan helped guide the Scarlet Knights to a 238-114 record, reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1976. Rutgers was ranked No. 4 in the nation that year, its highest ranking ever. The Scarlet Knights also appeared in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 NCAA tournaments and played in the 1974, 1977, 1978 and 1982 NIT brackets.
Boylan also served on the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse committee for two years and was part of the MAAC's committee on athletic administration in 2000-01