For the second time in three years, Loyola Marymount is looking to Division II Metro State in Denver for its next men's coach.
Nearly a month after the university announced the resignation of Charles Bradley, former Loyola Marymount player and current Metro State Coach Mike Dunlap has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Bradley, according to sources close to the situation.
Dunlap replaced Bradley at Metro State after Bradley took over the Lions before the 1997 season. In his three years at Loyola Marymount, Bradley was 20-62 and saw the program hit rock bottom this past season, finishing 2-26 overall, 0-14 in the West Coast Conference and failing to defeat a Division I team.
Dunlap, who tops a list of finalists that includes former Pepperdine assistant and current Eastern Washington Coach Steve Aggers, is 83-15 in three seasons at Metro State. His team plays in the round of eight in the Division II tournament on March 22.