Loyola women’s soccer coach latest to be fired
Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on March 16, 2011
Mateus, who was the third head coach in Loyola women’s soccer history, joins Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Whitesell on the unemployment line. Whitesell was terminated earlier this week.
In six seasons at Loyola, Mateus compiled a 62-61-9 (.504) overall record, though the team had slipped to a 12-26-4 (.333) mark over the last two campaigns. The Ramblers recorded a 7-12-1 overall record in 2010.
“I want to thank Coach Mateus for his contributions to Loyola over the past six years and wish him success in future endeavors,” Calhoun said in a statement. “Loyola is currently making significant investments in athletics facilities, staffing and budgets. Those investments, coupled with new program leadership, will enable Rambler women’s soccer to regain its spot on top of the Horizon League standings in future years.”
The firings come as Loyola is trying to upgrade its stature in Division I athletics. It recently completed a new $26 million training center for athletes, Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics, and hired Calhoun, who has served as the Associate Athletic Director for Academic and Student Engagement at Indiana University for the past six years.
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