Arizona has hired Tommy Lloyd as its next head coach.
Lloyd has been at Gonzaga since 2000, serving as an assistant coach under Mark Few for the past 20 seasons.
“While there are certainly potential obstacles ahead for our program, I embrace the challenge as we will build on the foundation in place to compete for Pac-12 and national championships,” Lloyd said in a statement.
Arizona also considered Damon Stoudamire, Josh Partner and Miles Simon.
Lloyd played a key role in helping Gonzaga secure five-star prospects Jalen Suggs and Hunter Sallis in the past two recruiting classes, has the Zags in position to land No. 1 overall recruit Chet Holmgren and also led the way in landing impact transfers like Brandon Clarke and Kyle Wiltjer.