Good's Contract Will Not Be Renewed
Good finishes six seasons at LMU, leading them to the WCC tournament quarterfinals in the final five seasons.
March 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- LMU Athletics Director Dr. William Husak announced today, Tuesday, that the contract for Head Men's Basketball Coach Max Good has expired and will not be renewed for the 2014-15 season. Good completed his sixth season with an 85-74 setback last Saturday to BYU at the West Coast Conference Basketball Championships.
"I wish to thank Max for his diligent efforts on behalf of LMU, our fans and most of all our basketball players" said Husak. "In conversations with Max, he has stated that he has always left a place in better shape than when he arrived. That is true of LMU's basketball program. I and all Lions fans wish him the very best."
The Lions' trip to the quarterfinals of the 2014 WCC Championships was the fifth straight for the program, joining Saint Mary's and Gonzaga as the only programs to do so in that time period. The Lions finished the season 13-19 overall and 4-14 in WCC play.
Good finishes his six seasons at LMU 77-117 overall, going 27-65 in WCC games. His 22-year record as a head coach sits at 319-340.
In Good's fifth season, the Lions went 11-23 overall and 1-15 in WCC play, but caught fire at the WCC Championships and advanced to the semifinals thanks to three straight wins in three days before falling to top-ranked Gonzaga.
The run in the 2013 WCC Championships was at the heels of Good's fourth season where LMU finished the 2011-12 season at 21-13 overall and 11-5 (4th) in the WCC. Many of the Lions' marks in LMU's Centennial Season go back to the 1989-90 Elite Eight Team, including its first 20-win season, the most conference wins, first postseason win, first team to earn consecutive postseason wins, most home wins (12), and best road record (9-4). He was named WCC Coach of the Year following the season.
Good officially took over the program on Jan. 12, 2009, coaching in 28 of the Lions' 31 games in the 2008-09 season, filling in for former Head Coach Bill Bayno, who served a leave of absence before resigning due to health issues.
In Good's second season the team posted its second best turn-around in school history with 15 more wins than the year prior (which was also the second-best turn-around in the nation in 2009-10), defeated their first ranked opponent (#9 Gonzaga) since 1990, posted the program's first ranked-win at Gersten Pavilion, and defeated a top-10 team for the second time in school history (the last being in 1960).
In addition, the Lions went 4-5 against ranked opponents in the last three seasons under Good, including a 3-2 mark in 2011-12. The three wins in one season against ranked opponents is second only to the 1989-90 team in program history. Good has led the Lions to a pair of wins (#9 Gonzaga, #23 Saint Louis) over ranked teams at home, the first coach to do so since Coach Donovan in 1961.
Coach Good at LMU