Point Loma Nazarene University Campus
Ryan Looney was named the head coach of Point Loma mens basketball team on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 and became the 14th coach in the history of the PLNU mens basketball program.
“I am beyond thrilled to have Ryan accept our offer to be the next head mens basketball coach,” said Point Loma Athletic Director Ethan Hamilton. “He has demonstrated amazing success at our level, but I am even more impressed with his leadership of young men who have come through his programs. I know that he and his family are extremely excited to connect and engage with our community.”,
Looney joins the Green & Gold after spending the past seven seasons as the head coach at Seattle Pacific. During his tenure, the Falcons won at least 20 games each season and have NCAA West Regional appearances in all seven years. He was a two-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and his team won the league title in both 2010 and 2014. He also guided the Falcons to three straight GNAC Tournament Championships (2013-15) and had a 164-51 overall record (.763 winning%) with SPU for the best winning percentage in school history.
Associate Head Coach
The 2016-17 season will mark the 12th for Jordan Courneya with the Point Loma mens basketball program, his eighth as the lead assistant and second as associate head coach. His duties with the program include recruiting coordinator, director of scouting, organizing film exchanges, player development and many others.
During Courneyas time at PLNU the team has posted a 179-154 overall mark and reached the conference or regional playoffs in 10 of his 12 seasons. Twice the Sea Lions qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament (2007-08 and 2011-12), earning a victory each season there – the teams first wins at nationals since the 1957-58 season.
In 2014-15, the mens basketball team became the schools first-ever team to be ranked at the NCAA Division II level when they were voted No. 22 in the NABC poll on Dec. 2. The Sea Lions also finished the year ranked No. 5 nationally in 3-point percentage, with a .419 mark from long range. Sam Okhotin led the way by finishing sixth in the nation with a .475 shooting percentage from behind the arc.