May 15, 2012
University of Minnesota women's basketball head coach Pam Borton has promoted Curtis Loyd to associate head coach. Loyd joined Borton's staff as an assistant coach in 2010 and serves as the team's defensive coordinator, while also overseeing player development, coaching the post players and serving as the program's academic liaison.
"I cannot thank Pam enough for giving me the opportunity to continue aiding in the success of the women's basketball program here at the University of Minnesota," Loyd said. "It is a great time to be a Golden Gopher and a great time to be at Minnesota."
In two seasons on Borton's staff, Loyd has helped the Gophers' defense hold opponents to a .385 field goal percentage, which included a program-record .375 opponent field goal percentage during the 2011-12 season. Loyd has also upped Minnesota's shot-blocking numbers from 72 blocks in 2009-10, the year prior to his arrival, to 108 blocks last season, which was an improvement of 36 blocks.
"I was excited to have the opportunity to promote Curtis to associate head coach. He is very deserving," Borton said. "Over the past two years, he has really brought a wealth of experience into this program, having worked with some great programs and successful coaches. He has a great mindset and is a passionate coach. He has worked very hard and we are excited about the future of the program. I am thrilled for Curtis and his family to be a big part of this program here at the University of Minnesota."
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