Tommy Lloyd joined head coach Mark Few's staff for the 2001-02 season after serving as an administrative assistant the previous season, and his overseas knowledge has grown Gonzaga University's recruiting to one of international status.
A 1993 graduate of Kelso, Wash., High, Lloyd attended Walla Walla Community College for two seasons and graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1998.
While at WWCC he was an All-Northwest Athletic Association of Community College (NWAACC) All-Easton Region selection in 1995. He set the WWCC single-game scoring record with 52 points against Treasure Valley CC. He was also the leading scorer in the NWAACC All-Star game with 22 points his sophomore season.
Following graduation from WWCC he finished his career at Whitman College, playing for Gonzaga alum Skip Molitor. He earned a degree in biology and a secondary teaching credential.
Lloyd also played two seasons overseas, playing in Brisbane, Australia, in 1997 and Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1999.
Lloyd's knowledge of the European game has been instrumental in placing Gonzaga players overseas to continue their basketball careers, as well as nurturing his contacts in recruiting circles as Gonzaga's recruiting base has extended worldwide.
"Tommy has been one of the main reasons are player base has expanded outside of the United States. He has an uncanny knowledge of the international talent and the international game. He is connected overseas with coaches at all levels which has greatly enhanced our recruiting abroad," Few said.
His main responsibilities at Gonzaga are game preparation, recruiting and player development.
Lloyd and his wife Chanelle were married in 1997. They have three children - Liam (2001), Sophia Marie (2004) and Maria Alexis (2007). Sophia Marie's birth coincided with the ESPN documentary "The Season" that chronicled Gonzaga basketball and one segment centered on Tommy and Chanelle at the hospital leading up to the birth and following the birth.
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