Colorado State University-Pueblo Head Women’s Basketball Coach Curtis Loyd has resigned as head coach.
“We are grateful to Coach Loyd and appreciate his service to CSU-Pueblo,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Paul Plinske. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
“As of today, I am resigning my position as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at CSU-Pueblo,” Loyd said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to compete for and win an RMAC regular season championship and a conference tournament championship in my first year. In my second year, having a winning season and making it to the conference tournament will only prepare me for my future endeavors. I would like to thank all the players who I was fortunate to coach, the fans, the Pack Family, the Pueblo community, CSU-Pueblo President Dr. Mottet, the athletic administration, Dr. Plinske, and my assistant coach Sarah Miles.”
In Loyd’s first season, the ThunderWolves captured both the RMAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships. The Pack made an appearance at their fifth consecutive and 10th overall NCAA Division II Tournament and finished with a 25-7 record.
CSU-Pueblo closed this season with a 16-13 overall record and a 14-8 mark in league play to finish fifth in the league standings. The season ended Tuesday in the first round of the RMAC Tournament.
In his two seasons with the ThunderWolves, Loyd recorded a 41-20 (.672) overall record and a 34-10 (.773) mark in conference play. The Pack totaled nine All-RMAC awards in two seasons, which included RMAC Player and Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2017-18.
“We are very proud of Pack women’s basketball and have high expectations for this program,” Plinske said. “We have a long standing tradition of success and look forward to building toward future championships as we search for our next head coach. Our national search will begin immediately and continue until we find the 11th head coach in women’s basketball history.”
The ThunderWolves have 10 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, including hosting the NCAA Division II South Central Region Championship in 2017 as the No. 1 seed. The Pack have been crowned RMAC Regular Season Champions in two of the last three seasons. CSU-Pueblo has reached the RMAC Tournament for 17 consecutive seasons and own six conference tournament titles, all since 2006. Since 2003-04, the ThunderWolves own nine 20-win seasons.DII