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Josh Loeffler
Josh  Loeffler

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Swarthmore '03

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Johns Hopkins Second in Final Winter Directors' Cup Standings

JHU Totals 256.5 Directors' Cup Points in the Winter


Gardner and Loeffler Honored by

Gardner Named Second Team All-Middle Atlantic


Doran and Loeffler Earn Region Honors from NABC

Loeffler Named NABC Middle Atlantic Coach of the Year


Gardner and Loeffler Honored by ECAC

Loeffler Garners Second Coach of the Year Honor


Johns Hopkins Picks Up Three Centennial Conference Awards

Doran and Gardner Grab First Team All-Centennial Conference Honors

Josh Loeffler was named the 16th head men's basketball coach at Johns Hopkins on May 5, 2017. He succeeds Bill Nelson, who announced his retirement in March after 31 seasons with the Blue Jays.

Loeffler has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach at Loyola Maryland. While with the Greyhounds, he was responsible for practice and game preparation, opponent scouting and recruiting. He recruited Andre Walker, the program's first First Team All-Patriot League selection. Walker earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors in 2016 and was an All-Rookie Team selection in 2015.

Loyola advanced to the Patriot League Quarterfinals in 2017 before falling to second-seeded Boston University. In all, Loeffler has coached four All-Patriot League selections, two Patriot League All-Rookie Team members and a Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year (for all sports) during his time with the Greyhounds.

Loeffler joined the Greyhounds after stints at Rutgers as Director of Basketball operation (2012-13) and as an assistant at Lafayette (2008-12). He was the recruiting coordinator for the Leopards and their 2011 recruiting class was the highest ranked in the Patriot League. While at Lafayette, Loeffler recruited a pair of All-Patriot League selections (First and Second Team) and three All-Rookie Team members. He also coached two additional all-league performers and another who was the 2012 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Prior to joining the Lafayette staff, Loeffler was the head coach at Stevens Institute of Technology for two seasons. In his first season in Hoboken, he guided the Ducks to a school-record 23 wins (23-7) and an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and was named the NABC and Atlantic Coach of the Year. The following year, Loeffler led Stevens to a 23-6 record, tying the program record for wins in a season and setting the record for best win percentage (.793). His 2008 squad won the Empire 8 regular season title and led the nation in field goal percentage defense (.375). Loeffler coached a pair of two-time all-conference selections, a two-time all-region honoree and an Honorable Mention All-American.

Loeffler began his coaching career in 2003-04 at Hamilton College, where he helped the Continentals to a 19-8 record and an NCAA Tournament berth. He then joined the staff as a graduate assistant at St. Lawrence University for the 2004-05 season. He was the lead recruiter for the Saints' Class of 2009, which produced four 1,000-point scorers, a Liberty League Championship and an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. Loeffler then joined the coaching staff at Williams, where he recruited the Class of 2010, which included a pair of 1,000-point scorers and the 2010 Jostens Trophy winner, and led the Ephs to the 2010 NESCAC Championship and a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship.

Loeffler is a 2003 graduate of Swarthmore College with a degree in Economics. He was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the Garnet men's basketball team. He also played one year of football at Swarthmore. A native of West Grove, PA, Loeffler is married to the former Helen Leitner, a 2004 Swarthmore graduate and member of the field hockey team. The pair have two daughters, Alison (four) and Margot, born in December.