LMU Coach Bill Bayno to Take Leave of Absence

November 23rd, 2008
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Los Angeles, CA ­ Loyola Marymount University Athletics has announced that Bill Bayno is taking a leave of absence, effective immediately, as the head coach of the LMU men¹s basketball team. Assistant Coach Max Good will serve as acting head coach during Bayno¹s leave.

"Recently, I was diagnosed with a serious medical condition, in part, related to the stress and anxiety of head coaching," says Bayno. "It will require treatment which will force me to take a leave of absence. It is
unfortunate and I feel badly for the University, the coaching staff and most of all my players and their families, all of whom I will miss very much. I ask for privacy for myself and my family and I thank you for your prayers and support."

"The LMU Family's greatest concerns are for the wellbeing of Bill and the team, ' said LMU Atheltics Director Dr. William Husak. "His health is the most important thing he needs to focus on right now. He has done great things in his brief time at LMU and has earned the love and respect of all. I have asked Max Good to be our acting head coach during this time period and I have great confidence that Max and the rest of the staff will continue the process Bill began. All of us at LMU are concerned for Bill¹s wellbeing and he and his family are in our thoughts and prayers."