Feb. 27, 2008
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College President Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., and Director of Athletics Joe Boylan today announced that Greyhounds Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Charley Toomey has been given a multi-year contract extension effective immediately.
"I am very happy that Charley's contract with Loyola has been extended," Father Linnane stated in making the announcement. "It has been extremely gratifying for me to see the members of our men's lacrosse program excel athletically, academically and personally under Charley's leadership. I am proud to have him as a vital member of the Loyola community and confidently look forward to greater success for Charley and his players."
Boylan added, "Charley truly has earned this extension with the direction he has taken the program in just two short seasons. Returning to the NCAA Tournament last season and the academic progress being continued by his student-athletes is a representation of what we are striving for here at Loyola."
In two seasons, Toomey has guided Loyola to two ECAC second-place finishes and an NCAA Tournament appearance (2007) while being named the 2006 ECAC Coach of the Year.
"I would like to thank Father Linnane, Dr. Susan Donovan, and Mr. Boylan for their confidence in our leadership," Toomey commented. "I feel fortunate to work at an institution that develops its athletes physically, mentally and morally. We have a great group of people here and I'm excited about the direction this program is headed."
Loyola roots run deep with Toomey. A 1990 Loyola graduate, he remained for two seasons as an assistant coach after starting in goal for the Greyhounds in the 1990 NCAA Championship Game. After two scholastic head coaching stops were sandwiched around two seasons as an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy (1994-95), Toomey returned to Loyola in 1999, serving as an assistant for seven seasons before being elevated to the top spot.
Toomey was part of three NCAA teams as a student-athlete and four more as an assistant before leading the Greyhounds back to the NCAA Tournament last season. A two-time All-America goalie for Loyola, Toomey finished his career with a 25-5 record between the pipes.
The Greyhounds continue their season Saturday when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions on Geppi-Aikens Field at 2 o'clock.