Record: 8-17 Home: 6-6 Away: 0-10 Neutral: 2-1 IIAC: 3-11
2012-13 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Greg Gorton - Head Coach - 6th Season

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Greg Gorton is beginning his eighth year at Loras College. 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 four seasons.

Last year, the team had a 15-11 overall record and a 10-6 conference record. Over the past five seasons the Duhawks have 17 Academic All-Conference selections and a conference record of 52-16. The team also spent its second season in the brand new Athletic & 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 St. Thomas in 1991 with a degree in mathematics.  Greg and his wife, Kris, have three daughters, Kate (10), Isabelle (6), and Emily (3).
 
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Buddy Sodemann - Assistant Coach - 1st Season
 

Buddy Sodemann comes to Loras College as the top men's assistant basketball coach for 2012-13.

 

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.