Tommy Lloyd

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Tommy Lloyd
Gonzaga Bulldogs
Position Assistant coach
League West Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1974-12-21) December 21, 1974 (age 42)
Kelso, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Kelso (Kelso, Washington)
College
Career history
As coach:
2000–2001 Gonzaga (admin. asst.)
2001–present Gonzaga (asst.)

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

Biography[edit]

Playing career[edit]

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 the 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[edit]

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) and Domantas Sabonis (Lithuania), as well as current Gonzaga player Przemek Karnowski (Poland) and incoming Zags Killian Tillie (France), Jacob Glarbjerg Larsen (Denmark), and Rui Hachimura (Japan).[6][7][8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  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 7 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Walla Walla Community College Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Walla Walla Community College. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Whitman Adds Talented Newcomers to Solid Corps of Returning Starters". Whitman.edu. 22 November 1996. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Jim Bucham (2 February 2010). "Kelso grad Lloyd a key component of Zags' success". The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Karnowski blossoming into Gonzaga's next standout foreign big man". Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "International pipeline of big men helps fuel Gonzaga's success". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Next international wave will set up Zags for a while, says GU's Lloyd". December 9, 2015.