June 5, 2008
BRYANT UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH MAX GOOD RESIGNS TO TAKE ASSISTANT POSITION AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
|Good posted a 132-86 record in seven seasons at Bryant including five consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament. www.dspics.com|
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Bryant University men's basketball coach Max Good has resigned to take an assistant coach position at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif. The announcement was made this afternoon by Director of Athletics Bill Smith.
Good recently completed his seventh season at Bryant University, leading the Bulldogs to an 18-13 overall record in 2007-08 and fifth-consecutive berth in the NCAA Division II tournament. During his seven seasons in Smithfield, R.I., Good posted a 132-86 (.605) overall record, highlighted by a trip to the NCAA Division II Championship game in 2005.
"It has been a privilege to work with Max Good," said Smith. "The academic and competitive success our basketball program has enjoyed during Max's tenure is a testament to his excellent coaching ability. He genuinely cares about his student-athletes and he will be missed by our entire athletic department."
Good will join the staff of first-year coach Bill Bayno, who took over LMU's program in April. Prior to his arrival at Bryant University in 2001, Good was an assistant coach under Bayno while at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas during the 1999-00 season. Following Bayno's resignation from UNLV in 2000, Good was elevated as interim head coach, posting a 13-9 record in the 2000-01 season.
"Max took over a struggling program and turned it into an immediate winner in only one season," said Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley. "He is a winner through and through, guiding our men's basketball team to an unprecedented five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances including the memorable run to the finals in 2005. I personally enjoyed the opportunity to have Max and his wife, Phyllis, with us at Bryant during the past seven years. We wish him the very best of success at Loyola Marymount."
Bryant will begin a national search for Good's replacement immediately.