Tooey Loy enters his fourth season as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Pfeiffer. Prior to his time in Misenheimer, Loy had 17 years of Division I coaching experience at nearby High Point University and was twice named the Big South Coach of the Year.
Season number four saw the Falcons pick up a win versus Division I NC Central on November 11, 2016, by the score of 50-47. Loy's team placed eight on the Conference Carolinas All-Academic team. In his third season, he coached Meg Pritchard to a Second-Team All-Conference with her 17.6 points per game. She also earned the distinction of Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year.
In the 2015-16 season, the Falcons improved on their win total from the previous season. Under Loy's tutelage, the Falcons defense was near the top of the conference in points allowed and steals. Pfeiffer also held teams to 38.3% shooting from the field which ranked second in Conference Carolinas.
Loy was the assistant coach from 1994-2001 for the Panthers before being promoted to Head Coach in June 2001. In his 10 year stint at the leader of the High Point women’s program, the Panthers never finished lower than fourth place in the conference and won the Big South regular season title in 2007. Loy’s 2009 squad became the first Big South team to defeat a SEC opponent as they topped the Florida Gators 75-68 in Gainesville, Fla.
Loy led High Point to its first postseason appearance in 2007 when they took on Charlotte in the Women’s NIT. He twice took the program to the Big South Conference finals and coached the Big South Conference Player of the Year in 2006. He was named the Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007 and finished his career with a 163-135 record, including an 88-56 mark in the Big South.
Tooey also spent four years as a point guard at High Point from 1990-94 where he averaged 8.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists during his career. In total, Loy spent 21 years at High Point as a player and a coach.
Loy has spent the past two seasons as the top assistant at Young Harris and Queens University and inherits a program that went to the NCAA tournament in the 2012-13 season.