Bill Bayno, an assistant coach of the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA, has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Loyola Marymount University (LMU).
Bayno, who previously served as head coach of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) men’s basketball team from 1995 to 2001, joins LMU after coaching with the Trailblazers since 2005. Bayno compiled a record of 94-64 as UNLV coach.
LMU athletic director William Husak announced the appointment of Bayno as the new head men’s basketball coach during a press conference at Gersten Pavilion Friday, April 4th.
“After meeting with our president (Robert Lawton) late Thursday, we have offered the position of our men’s head coach to Bill Bayno,” Husak said. “He has accepted and we are excited to officially introduce him following the Final Four.”
Bayno is the 24th head coach of the LMU men’s basketball program. He takes over for former coach Rodney Tention, who stepped down last month.
LMU finished eighth in the West Coast Conference with a conference record of 2-12 this season and had an overall record of 5-26.