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Spotlight On … Josh Loeffler ’03

Josh Loeffler ’03 accepted the position of head men’s basketball coach at Johns Hopkins University. He and wife Helen Leitner Loeffler ’04, a certified nurse midwife, live in Baltimore with their children, ages 5 and 1.

What do you love most about what you do?

It’s great to be involved on a campus, dealing with college students. And it is unbelievable to get to teach basketball for a living.

How has Swarthmore shaped your career—and your life?

I got my break in coaching from my football coach at Swarthmore, Pete Alvanos. Who knows what I would be doing if he did not hire me at Hamilton College?

What advice would you give current Swarthmoreans hoping to follow in your path?

Do it. It’s a blast.