College - Akron
John Loyer is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the Pistons after serving two years as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets, one of which was working alongside head coach Lawrence Frank.
Prior to his appointment with the Nets, Loyer spent four seasons in the same position for the Philadelphia 76ers . He was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers organization for a total of five seasons as the teamís video coordinator (2000-01), advance scout (2001-03) and assistant coach (2003-05).
Before joining the Trail Blazers staff in 2000, Loyer spent 12 years in the collegiate coaching ranks with stops at Wabash Valley College (1999-00), University of Akron (1987-89) and the University of Cincinnati (1989-99) . He was an assistant at Cincinnati for 10 years during which time the Bearcats made it to the Final Four once and twice to the Elite Eight.
Overall, while an assistant coach on the college level, teams he worked with posted a 234-86 ( .731) record . The team Loyer recruited at Wabash Valley College went on to win the 2001 National Junior College championship.
A 1988 graduate of the University of Akron, Loyer was a four-year letterman in basketball and earned a degree in social studies . He and his wife Katie have three children, sons Foster and Fletcher, and daughter, Jersey.