Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men’s basketball head coach Bill Bayno, who has been on a leave of absence since November, has officially resigned from the position, citing health reasons.
“Due to medical reasons and on the advice of my doctors, I am resigning from my duties as head men’s basketball coach at Loyola Marymount,” said Bayno. “I sincerely apologize for any disappointment this might cause the fans, the administration, the students and most importantly my players, their families and my coaching staff. I care deeply for them all and I will always be available to help in any way I can in basketball and in life.”
Max Good, who has been acting Lions head coach during Bayno’s leave, has agreed to a multiple-year contract to be the new head coach, LMU athletic director William Husak said.
“In his seven months on the job at LMU, Bill Bayno accomplished more than any coach could reasonably be expected to achieve,” said Husak. “We are all grateful for his efforts and recognize the foundation he has built and the path he has established for our basketball program.”
LMU currently has a record of 1-16 this season.
Good officially takes over the LMU program as the 25th coach in school history and is no stranger to running a program. This is his 15th season as a head coach at the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) level, coaching eight seasons at Bryant College (2001-08) prior to joining LMU.
He also previously coached at UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) for one season (2000-01) and five seasons at Eastern Kentucky University (1985-90). Good was the head coach at the prep school Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine, for ten seasons (1990-2000).
“In selecting our next head coach, one only needs to read Max’s resume to learn what an outstanding coach he has been at every level that he has worked,” said Husak. “Coach Good has done an outstanding job in maintaining the development and spirit of this year’s team, which has faced so many trials and tribulations.”
Good, who has been at the helm of the Lions for 12 games this season, has an NCAA head coaching record of 242-236.
He has coached a number of professional players, including Sean Colson of the Houston Rockets, Cuttino Mobley of the L.A. Clippers and Brad Miller of the Sacramento Kings.