June 24, 2010
CHICAGO - Pat Monaghan, a Hoffman Estates, Ill., native, has been named coordinator of men's basketball operations at Loyola University Chicago, head coach Jim Whitesell announced today. Monaghan has spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, where he mentored current Loyola senior Terrance Hill during the 2008-09 campaign.
"I have known Pat for several years and have always been impressed by his work ethic, basketball knowledge and energy," Whitesell said. "Being a native of the Chicago area, Pat comes in with an established familiarity with high school coaches, AAU programs and junior colleges in the area and state. We are excited about adding him to our staff."
In two seasons on the bench at Coffeyville Community College, Monaghan helped the Red Ravens to a 46-20 (.697) record, while the 2008-09 squad posted a 24-8 overall ledger and captured the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference title.
Prior to arriving at Coffeyville, Monaghan served as a graduate assistant for two seasons at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb.
A 2006 graduate of Lewis University, where he played two seasons as a shooting guard, Monaghan led the Flyers in scoring with 14.0 points per game as a senior in 2005-06. Before attending Lewis, the Fremd High School alum played two seasons at Harper Junior College and twice earned first team all-region honors, while also picking up Third Team NJCAA All-America recognition in 2003-04.