Loyola Athletics named Allison Guth as the head coach of the Loyola women’s basketball program in a press release April 8. Guth will become the 10th head coach in program history following the departure of former head coach Kate Achter March 24.
This won’t be Guth’s first time in Rogers Park as she served as an assistant coach for the team from 2005 to 2007. She returns to Loyola after spending the past seven years as the women’s basketball head coach at Yale University.
“We are thrilled to welcome Allison Guth back to Loyola and back home to Chicago,” Loyola Athletic Director Steve Watson said in a press release. “Allison has a proven track record of success having worked with multiple outstanding Division I programs… We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Allison back to Loyola.”
During her time in New Haven, Connecticut, Guth led the Bulldogs to five consecutive winning seasons with 99 wins across her time there. Yale went 16-11 during the 2021-2022 season, capturing nine of its 14 conference games.
Guth also led the team to a Women’s Basketball Invitational tournament title in 2018 to become the first Ivy League team to win a national postseason women’s basketball tournament.
The Arlington Heights, Illinois native previously served as an assistant coach at Yale from 2010 to 2012 before stepping in as head coach. She also worked as an assistant coach at DePaul University from 2008 to 2010 and Northwestern University from 2013 to 2015.
During her collegiate career, Guth played at the University of Illinois, where she competed in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. She also earned an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 2A state title while playing at Buffalo Grove High School in 2000.
“This is the place I was blessed with my first collegiate opportunity and the place in which I fell in love with coaching,” Guth said in a press release about her hiring. “It was evident the minute I stepped back on campus that my passion and purpose completely align with that of Loyola’s tremendous leadership.”