Pennsylvania assistant O'Hanlon talks to Boylan about Loyola job

April 08, 1994|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer

Loyola College athletic director Joe Boylan interviewed University of Pennsylvania assistant coach Fran O'Hanlon yesterday for Loyola's vacant men's basketball head coaching job.

Pennsylvania head coach Fran Dunphy told a reporter at the Daily Pennsylvanian, the school's campus newspaper, that Boylan and O'Hanlon met in Washington. Boylan is seeking a replacement for Skip Prosser, who resigned to take the head coaching job at Xavier, where he was an assistant for eight seasons before taking over at Loyola last year.

Boylan could not be reached for comment.

O'Hanlon has been a top assistant at Penn for the past five seasons. The Quakers finished with a 25-3 record this year. Their season ended with a second-round, 70-58 loss to eventual East Region champion Florida in the NCAA tournament. Penn has won 29 consecutive Ivy League games.

A source at Loyola added that Boylan also intends to interview one assistant each from the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast conferences early next week, and that Boylan wants to announce his choice by next Friday.

Boylan said earlier this week he planned to choose from among four to six finalists.

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