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2013-14 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Greg Gorton - Head Coach - 7th Season

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Greg Gorton is beginning his tenth year at Loras College; seventh season as head coach. The team’s success includes the Iowa Conference Championship in 2006-07 and the IIAC Tournament Championship in the 2007-08 season. The team has represented the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III Championships two of the past six seasons.

 

Over the past five seasons the Duhawks have had 18 Academic All-Conference selections which positions the Duhawks second in the Iowa Conference. Over that same period the team has a Conference record of 64-36. In his nine seasons at Loras the team’s overall record is 143-95 with a Conference record of 91-53. The 22-win season, his first as a head coach, was the highest win total in the previous 25-year period at Loras College. Coach Gorton’s record as a head coach is 71-61.

 

The team also spent its sixth season in the brand new Athletic and Wellness Center - which is considered one of the top basketball arenas and weight training facilities in the Midwest. In addition to his basketball duties, Greg was the Athletic Department’s academic liason, serving over 550 campus student-athletes.

 

Coach Gorton adds, “As a student-athlete, if you are interested in competing on a national scale in basketball, utilizing the best facilities, and can balance that with a desire to achieve great things in the classroom...there is not a better school like ours in the country.”

 

Gorton came to Loras College from the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), where he played for and coached with Steve Fritz. The Tommies are a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power and, during Gorton’s eight years as a member of the coaching staff, St. Thomas posted a 155-58 overall record and a 121-39 league mark, with four MIAC titles.

 

The Staples, Minn., native graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1991 with a degree in mathematics. Greg and his wife, Kris, have three daughters, Kate (12), Isabelle (9), and Emily (5).

 

The Outcomes

• Men’s Basketball 100% graduation rate over the last nine years

• 18 Academic All-Conference players since 2005. Second most in the Conference.

• 15 All-Conference players since 2006.

• 2 All-American players since 2006. Leads the Conference.

• Iowa Conference Tournament Champions 2007-2008.

• Iowa Conference Champions 2006-2007.

• 64-36 record in the Iowa Conference since 2006. 

 
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Buddy Sodemann - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

 

Buddy Sodemann enters his second season at Loras College as the top men's assistant basketball coach for 2013-14.

 

Sodemann graduated from Westminster College with a degree in Physical Education. While with the Blue Jays he earned four letters, made the Dean's List, was Academic All-Conference, and a captain of the team his senior season. He has also recently completed a master's degree from Illinois State University in Sports Management.  

 

Sodemann comes to the Duhawks' sidelines after coaching stops at regionally and nationally recognized Division III programs Washington University in St. Louis and Illinois Wesleyan University over the past three seasons. Both teams have made deep runs in the NCAA Division III Championship recently, including the Final Four. 

 

Buddy and his wife Meaghan reside in Dubuque. 

 
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Peter Long - Manager
 
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Michael Chiodini - Manager
 
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Ben Suchomski - Manager
 
Pat Marino - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season