Wednesday , Apr , 14 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Loyola hires Whitesell

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Loyola of Chicago has hired Jim Whitesell as
its men’s basketball coach.

Whitesell takes over for Larry Farmer, who was fired last month after spending
six seasons with the Ramblers.

“I am really excited about the opportunity to be the head coach at Loyola,”
Whitesell said. “I think this is a wonderful fit for me and hopefully it is
for Loyola as well.”

The 44-year-old Whitesell was the head coach at Lewis University for the past
12 seasons and recorded a 214-126 record there. He owns a 278-194 career mark
in 17 seasons as a collegiate head coach.

“Jim has had a tremendous amount of success at Lewis and when contacting
individuals about our job, his name repeatedly came up as someone we should
consider,” director of athletics John Planek said.

In six seasons, Farmer recorded a 73-102 record. This season, the Ramblers
finished 9-20 overall and 4-12 in the Horizon League.