After concluding his 11th season on the sidelines in 2015-2016, Logan stands with an overall record of 149-187. Throughout his tenure at Loyola, Logan has also registered the most Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference wins (76), has led Loyola to two trips to the MAAC title game (2006 and 2011) and the Patriot League championship contest in 2015-2016.
His 2015-2016 squad was one that posted the most successful season in program history as a member of the Patriot League and one that belied preseason expectations. The Greyhounds were picked to finish seventh in the preseason Patriot League coaches poll, but Loyola went on to take third-place in the conference and earn the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League Championships. There, Loyola beat the U.S. Naval Academy in the quarterfinals – handing the Midshipmen their first-ever Patriot League Quarterfinals loss – and Bucknell in the Semifinals, becoming only the League team during the season to beat the Bison.
At the conclusion of the season, Colleen Marshal became the first player in Patriot League history to earn recognition on the All-Patriot League First Team, the All-Defensive Team and All-Tournament teams.
Logan led the Greyhounds to arguably the most successful year in program history in 2010-11, tying the record for most wins in a single season with 21, and setting the mark for most conference wins in a single season with 15. Loyola finished 21-13 overall and 15-3 in the MAAC to place in the regular season. It was the second season Logan had led the team to at least 13 conference wins.
During the season, the Greyhounds put together a nine-game winning streak, which tied for the longest in program history.
With wins over Canisius and Manhattan in the first two rounds of the MAAC Championships, Loyola advanced to the MAAC title game for the seventh time in program history in 2010-11, dropping a 63-45 decision to Marist.
Loyola received a berth to the Women's National Invitational Tournament for the first time ever, and picked up its first postseason win in program history by knocking off Old Dominion 67-65 on the road.
With the great team success also came individual honors. Three Greyhounds were named to All-MAAC teams, with Miriam McKenzie earning a first team nod while Erica DiClemente and Katie Sheahin were named to the second team. Sheahin also earned the MAAC Defenisve Player of the Year Award.
Under Coach Logan 11 student-athletes have been named to all-conference teams - Lauren Troupe (1st team, 2006), Krystle Harrington (3rd team, 2006), Jill Glessner (1st team, 2007),Vika Sholokhova (3rd team, 2007), Miriam McKenzie (1st team, 2010, 2011 and 2012), Erica DiClemente (2nd team, 2011), Katie Sheahin (2nd team, 2011, 1st team, 2012, 2nd team, 2013), Nai Brown (3rd team, 2014), Colleen Marshall (2nd team, 2015; 1st team, 2016) and Jeneh Perry (3rd team, 2016).
Two players also earned MAAC Sixth Player of the Year honors - Jackie Valderas (2006) and Sholokhova (2007), while eight players have been named to the conference all-rookie team, including Erica DiClemente (2007, Candice Walker (2008), Katie Sheahin (2010), Kara Marshall (2012), Diana Logan (2013), Tiffany Padgett (2013), Lisa Mirarchi (2014) and Bri Betz-White (2015). Sheahin was also a two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year (2011 and 2012).
The Greyhounds were 14-16 overall and 9-9 in the conference under Logan in 2009-10. Loyola lost in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Citizens Bank Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships at the Times Union Center, in Albany, N.Y., to Fairfield, 70-66.
In Logan's first three seasons, the team was even better in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference competition, registering a 32-22 mark (.593). He was recognized by his peers as the MAAC Coach of the Year after going 18-12 in 2006-2007.
Logan's ties to Loyola are more than just as a head coach. The Evergreen campus is also Logan's alma mater and where he met his wife, also an alumna of the University.
"Joe has a passion and a love for Loyola and brings that same passion and love to basketball," said Joe Boylan, the Loyola Director of Athletics at the time, when Logan was hired. "He reminds me of some young coaches I once knew in Philadelphia who have become very successful (Connecticut Head Coach Geno Auriemma and Ohio State Head Coach Jim Foster)."
Logan graduated from Loyola in 1996 and worked as an undergraduate as a manager for the men's basketball team. The coach at the time, the late Skip Prosser, had high praise for Logan when he was hired in May of 2005.
"No one will do a better job of selling Loyola University to potential recruits and their families than Joe," Prosser said. "He believes strongly in what Loyola stands for. He has high character and high energy and always had a passion about the game of basketball. Loyola had great success under Patty Coyle when I was there; Joe can certainly emulate that level of success."
After the graduation of nine players in Logan's first two seasons, the 2007-2008 Greyhounds were left with a roster of youthful talent. Undeterred, the team jumped out to a 7-3 record in the season's first 10 games with big non-conference wins over Drexel, Villanova, Mount St. Mary's, UMBC and Columbia, as well as a MAAC-opening sweep of Niagara and Canisius.
Injuries, however, dealt the team setbacks after the turning of the calendar, but Logan's club responded, reeling off four straight wins in February against conference foes. The Greyhounds then won their first game in the MAAC Tournament for the third straight season.
Logan and his coaching staff guided the Greyhounds to an 18-12 record and third-place finish in the MAAC in 2006-2007. The Greyhounds advanced to the MAAC semifinals for the second straight season, as well.
The squad achieved consistent success throughout the season that can partially be attributed to considerable balance among scorers. Six players averaged five or more points per game, and eight averaged four or more. During the season, seven players led, or tied for the team lead, in scoring and 10 players averaged 10 or more minutes of playing time.
Loyola's 18-12 record came on the heels of a 20-10 record in 2005-2006, Logan's first year as head coach. The 38 wins posted during Logan's first two seasons are the most in a two-year span at Evergreen since the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 teams won 41.
The 20 wins in 2005-2006 were the most in school history by a first-year women's basketball coach, and the 38 in two years are the most in that span, as well. Anne McCloskey won 33 games during the first two seasons of her tenure that began in 1976.
In his first season, Logan's team achieved the best record for a women's basketball team at Loyola since the 1998-1999 season. The Greyhounds finished third in the MAAC with a record of 13-5, also the best since the 1998-1999 campaign. Loyola's 20 wins are tied for the second-most victories in school history.
Logan and the Greyhounds topped Manhattan in the second round of the MAAC Championships after earning a first-round bye, and advanced to face second-seeded Canisius in the semifinals. The Greyhounds upset the Golden Griffins to move on to their first MAAC Championship game since 1998. Despite a loss to Marist in the final game, Logan and the 2005-2006 team fashioned one of the best seasons in school history.
Prior to his arrival as head coach in May of 2005, Logan was not a stranger to the Loyola women's basketball program. He was an assistant with the Greyhounds from 1997-2001 under head coaches Patty Coyle and Cindy Anderson-Griffin. During that time, Loyola posted a 72-43 record, advancing to the MAAC semifinals three times.
As a Loyola assistant, Logan worked in nearly every area of coaching. He was responsible for recruiting, development of Loyola's forwards, film exchange, scouting, travel, monitoring of academic program, camps and fundraising.
During his time as an undergraduate at the school, Logan also worked as a manager for the Loyola men's basketball team under Prosser and for the women's squad under Coyle. He traveled with both teams to the NCAA Tournament (1994 with the men and in 1995 with the women).
"I think Loyola University made a great hire in Joe Logan," said Coyle. "He not only understands the game and understands people but also has a passion for Loyola University that will serve him well as he begins his career as a head coach."
Logan left Loyola in 2001 to be a part of the coaching staff at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. There, he helped the Hawks to an overall record of 72-53. While Logan was at St. Joe's, the Hawks won two Atlantic 10 Eastern Conference titles and advanced to the Atlantic 10 Finals twice.
The Hawks also made three trips to the WNIT with second round appearances in 2002 and 2003 and a Final Eight spot in 2004. At St. Joe's, Logan also worked on recruiting, development of the Hawks' forwards, scouting, fundraising and monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes.
"I can't say enough about Joe," St. Joseph's Head Coach Cindy Griffin said when he was hired. "He was successful there as a student and a coach. He brings a wealth of experience to the program. Joe only knows one way and that's to win... to lead Loyola's players to win on the court as well as in the classroom."
Logan also has worked with the NBA and WNBA as an advance scout for the New York Liberty in 1999 and an administrative assistant for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1996-97. He began his coaching career at Centenary College in New Jersey. There, he was as an assistant coach for the Cyclones men's basketball team during the 1996-1997 season.
Logan earned his bachelors of arts in history with a minor in business from Loyola in 1996. He is married to the former Susan Bryce (Loyola '98), who was a Greyhounds women's basketball player from 1994-1998. The couple have three kids, Maggie, Rose, and Joseph. The family resides in Hampstead, Md.
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