Dave Kaplan of ChicagoBreakingSports.com is reporting that Loyola has fired Jim Whitesell as head men’s basketball coach.
The Ramblers, who finished in eighth place in the Horizon League this season, will be renovating the Gentile Center and are looking for a fresh start.
Whitesell was 109-106 at Loyola, but without winning a conference championship and never getting further than the semi-finals in the Horizon League Tournament doomed the head coach.
The team was 16-15 this season, but that record was padded by many low-majors on the schedule. A loss by 8 to Kansas State had many in the Horizon League wary of the Ramblers, but they couldn’t string together a good winning streak despite good victories like at Milwaukee.