Loyola Athletics Announces Volleyball Coaching Change

Nov. 24, 2014

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland announced today that Jake Lawrence, who has served as head volleyball coach for the last four seasons, will not return in 2015.

"Jake is passionate and knowledgeable about the sport of volleyball and college athletics," said Jim Paquette, Loyola's assistant vice president and director of athletics. "We thank him for the four years he devoted to Loyola, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."

Loyola finished the 2014 season with a 2-27 record and 0-16 mark in the Patriot League. Over his four years as the Greyhounds' head coach, Lawrence's teams went 31-85 and 16-51 in conference play (2013-14 in the Patriot League, 2011-12 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

"While the results on the court were not what we wanted, I'm proud of our players and staff for their hard work and dedication to Loyola," Lawrence said. "They represented the University and program with pride and contributed greatly in the classroom and the campus community. I am grateful for the opportunity to coach at Loyola. It's been a tremendous experience, and I wish the program the best of luck in the future."

A national search will be conducted for the successor.