Tommy Lloyd
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Tommy Lloyd
Tommy Lloyd
Gonzaga Bulldogs
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueWest Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1974-12-21) December 21, 1974 (age 45)
Kelso, Washington
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolKelso (Kelso, Washington)
College
Career history
As coach:
2000-2001Gonzaga (admin. asst.)
2001-presentGonzaga (asst.)

Tommy Lloyd (born December 21, 1974) is an American basketball coach, and is currently an assistant coach for Gonzaga University.[1]

Biography

Playing career

Lloyd was born in Kelso, Washington and attended Kelso High School where he graduated in 1993. His senior year he led the Hilanders to a 21-4 record and to the WIAA state 4A tournament for the first time in 15 years.[2] He began his collegiate career at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington where he plays two years. His 52 points against Treasure Valley Community College still stands as the record for the most points scored in a single game.[3] During his sophomore season, he averaged over 20 points-per-game and was selected to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Eastern All-Star team. After graduating from WWCC, he transferred to Colorado State University-Pueblo. After one season, he returned to Walla Walla to play his senior season at Whitman College.[4][5] He graduated from Whitman College in 1998.

Tommy played professionally in Australia and Germany.

Coaching career

Tommy joined the Gonzaga men's basketball staff as an administrative assistant in 2000. The following year, he became an assistant coach under head coach Mark Few.[1] Lloyd has become Gonzaga's key international recruiter, bringing in players like former Gonzaga Bulldogs Mario Kasun (Croatia), Ronny Turiaf (France), J.P. Batista (Brazil), Abdullahi Kuso (Nigeria), Robert Sacre (Canada), Kelly Olynyk (Canada), Elias Harris (Germany), Kevin Pangos (Canada), Przemek Karnowski (Poland), Domantas Sabonis (Lithuania), and Rui Hachimura (Japan), as well as current Gonzaga players Killian Tillie (France), Joël Ayayi (France), Filip Petru?ev (Serbia), Martynas Arlauskas (Lithuania), Pavel Zakharov (Russia), and Oumar Ballo (Mali).[6][7][8][9] Lloyd has also been integral in developing NBA players for Gonzaga like Turiaf, Adam Morrison, Jeremy Pargo, Austin Daye, Sacre, Olynyk, Kyle Wiltjer, Sabonis, Zach Collins, Hachimura, and Brandon Clarke.

References

  1. ^ a b Coach Bio: Tommy Lloyd - GONZAGA OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
  2. ^ "WIAA Tournament History: School Information". Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Walla Walla Community College Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Walla Walla Community College. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Whitman Adds Talented Newcomers to Solid Corps of Returning Starters". Whitman.edu. 22 November 1996. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Jim Bucham (2 February 2010). "Kelso grad Lloyd a key component of Zags' success". The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Karnowski blossoming into Gonzaga's next standout foreign big man". Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "International pipeline of big men helps fuel Gonzaga's success". Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Next international wave will set up Zags for a while, says GU's Lloyd". December 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Gonzaga lands promising French recruit". April 27, 2017.

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