Loyola Chicago Basketball Staff Update

Loyola University Chicago head men’s basketball coach Drew Valentine announced the additions of Jarod Crumpley and Chris Huey to the men’s basketball staff. Crumpley will assume the role as director of basketball operations while Huey will serve as the team’s video coordinator.

No stranger to the Ramblers, Crumpley served as a four-year student manager at Loyola University Chicago. While at Loyola Chicago, Crumpley was a key member of three Missouri Valley Conference Championship teams under Head Coach Porter Moser, including a 2018 Final Four berth and 2021 Sweet Sixteen. 

“I’m glad to have Jarod back and part of the program,” said Valentine. “As everyone has seen this spring, being able to bring back family members is something that has an incredible amount of value. Jarod is selfless, hardworking and takes great pride in his alma mater. We are happy to have him on board.”

Prior to rejoining the program, Crumpley spent the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons at Northwestern as a graduate manager for the men’s basketball program. Crumpley assisted the coaching staff in day-to-day operations such as player development, maintaining the recruiting database, film review, etc. 

Crumpley is also a board member of Grow The Game, a student manager run initiative that helps connect current student managers with former student managers who are basketball coaches and front office executives. 

Crumpley is earned his masters degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern in the spring of 2023 after receiving his bachelors degree in business administration in sport management and supply chain management in 2021 from Loyola.

Huey comes to Chicago after spending the previous seven seasons on the men’s basketball staff. After serving as a graduate assistant for the first two years, Huey was elevated to director of basketball operations prior to the start of the 2018-19 season.

“I’m incredibly fortunate to add someone with Chris’ experience to our staff,” added Valentine. “He’s been someone that has taken on a ton of different responsibilities throughout his career and has earned a ton of respect in doing so. Chris will work with us on as an on-floor coach as well as assisting our coaches with game planning and player development. I can’t wait to get to work with Chris.”

As the director of basketball operations, Huey provided the day-to-day administrative support for the program and assists in organizing on-campus recruiting activities. His responsibilities also include assisting with scheduling, video operations and scouting reports, coordinating travel, managing gameday operations, maintaining the team’s calendar, and serving as the program liaison for athletic administrative areas along with community service.

In his two seasons as a graduate assistant, Huey assisted with video operations, while providing support to the coaching staff in the preparation of statistical analysis and scouting reports.

Huey came to Queens after spending the 2015-16 season at Santa Clara working for head coach Kerry Keating. As the team’s video coordinator, Huey managed the technical operations of capturing and coding practices and games, while also directing the implementation of video analysis into training and scouting activities. He also organized all video exchange and tracked statistical trends as advised by the coaching staff.

Prior to Santa Clara, Huey served as a men’s basketball student manager and video intern at Kansas from 2012-15. The Kansas City native was part of three Big 12 regular-season championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances with the Jayhawks, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 2013.

In his final year at Kansas, Huey practiced with the scout team and became the first manager in the Bill Self Era to suit up for a game. On Feb. 21, 2015 before a capacity crowd at Allen Fieldhouse, Huey played the final 35 seconds of an 81-72 victory over TCU.

A 2014 graduate of Kansas, Huey earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in business. Huey received a master’s degree in sport management from St. John’s in 2018.

Huey and his wife Allison (Griffin) met at the University of Kansas and were married on September 1, 2018.


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