June 14, 2005
"We are tremendously fortunate to have someone with Marti's experience and successes join our staff," Logan said. "First and foremost, Marti is a terrific person. Having gotten to know her over the past four years in the Atlantic 10, I know that she possesses a strong work ethic, knowledge of the game and incredible recruiting skills which will benefit our program immediately."
Whitmore began her coaching career as a head high school coach at Scotia-Glenville High School, just outside of Albany from 1985-86 and Corning East High School in Southern New York from 86-87. Whitmore was then named the head coach at Division III Elmira College where she coached for four seasons. She returned to her alma mater, St. Bonaventure as an assistant coach in 1992 and became the head coach of the Bonnies the following season.
As the head coach for St. Bonaventure, Whitmore compiled a record of 85-110 from 1993-2000. During that time she coach seven all-conference players including the school's all-time leading scorer, Hilary Whitman. In the 1997-98 season, the Bonnies won 16 games under Whitmore's guidance, second-best in school history. She was named the New York State Division I Coach of the Year that season.
"I'm extremely excited to have someone with Marti's success and experience as a head coach join our staff," Logan said. "That experience will be an enormous help to me as we work together to build a successful program."
After taking a year off from coaching from 2000-01, Whitmore returned to the ranks as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky for the 01-02 season. She was named the interim head coach for the Hilltoppers for the final five games of the season where her squad reached the WNIT with a 16-14 finish. Whitmore then returned to St. Bonaventurewhere she has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach.
As a player, Whitmore captained the Bonnies squad that won a school record 17 games during her senior season in 1985. She was the team's Most Valuable Player, the WSBU Radio Female Athlete of the Year and was presented with the St. Bonaventure Athletic Department's Letterwinner Award. Whitmore finished her career with a total of 727 points and 448 rebounds.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Whitmore is a graduate of Ten Broock Academy in Franklinville, N.Y.
"Marti and her husband, Matt are very happy to be a part of the Loyola College community," Logan said. "Marti is looking forward to recruiting this summer and working with our players on the court in the fall."