Loyd has served as men’s basketball assistant coach at Rose-Hulman for the last five years, helping the program compile an overall record of 89-47. The Fightin’ Engineers have made three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, won three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championships, and captured two regular-season league titles during Loyd’s five seasons as lead assistant on the coaching staff.
“We are excited to have an experienced coach and a quality person in Rusty Loyd to take over the men’s basketball program,” said athletic director Jeff Jenkins. “I also wish to thank Jim Shaw for his years of service to the athletic department, and for representing himself, the men’s basketball program and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the best possible light during his entire career.”
A national search will begin immediately to fill Loyd’s previous position of head men’s golf coach and assistant men’s basketball coach.
“I am honored to be the 14th head coach in storied history of Rose-Hulman basketball. This place offers an opportunity unlike any other. It is a tremendous privilege to work with the greatest students, faculty, staff, and administration at the finest math, science, and engineering school in the country every day. With these facilities, academic opportunities, and most importantly, the type of student we have - the sky is the limit both on the court and in the classroom,” said Loyd.