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July 18, 2019

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Bayno takes leave of absence at Loyola

One former Rebel out, another former Rebel in.

Ex-UNLV head coach Bill Bayno is taking a leave of absence from Loyola Marymount, where he is in his first year as head basktball coach. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Max Good, who briefly succeeded him as Rebels head coach, also on an interim basis during the 2000 season after Bayno was reassigned.

Bayno said in a statement he has a "serious medical condition" brought upon by the stress and anxiety of coaching.

"It will require treatment, which will force me to take a leave of absence," he said in a statement. "It is unfortunate and I feel badly for the university, the coaching staff and most of all my players and their families, all of whom I will miss very much. I ask for privacy for myself and my family and I thank you for your prayers and support."

Bayno missed LMU's 65-54 loss to Notre Dame Friday night. Marymount is 0-5, but all of the games with the exception of Notre Dame were played away from Gersten Pavilion on the LMU campus.

"His health is the most important thing he needs to focus on right now," Loyola Marymount athletic director William Husak said. "I have asked Max Good to be our acting head coach during this time period."

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