Former Greyhounds soccer All-American
(John Carroll) will join the Loyola program as the volunteer goalkeeping coach.
A 1995 Loyola graduate, Thornton was a two-time
Goalkeeper of the Year, a six-time All-Star (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009) and a member of the national team.
Thornton won four U.S. Open Cups with the
(1998, 2000, 2003, 2006) and played in three MLS finals, winning the
in 1998. He was also named
's Team MVP, MLS Best XI, MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Comeback Player of the Year in 2009.