OFFICIAL: Holloway departs Belmont staff; Takes HS job in Nashville

I mentioned this one earlier this am in the DAILY DIRT – it’s now official. Here’s the statement from Belmont on the departure of long-time assistant coach Tyler Holloway:

Belmont University men’s basketball assistant coach Tyler Holloway has accepted the head coaching position Christ Presbyterian Academy, the school announced Tuesday.

Holloway, among the most versatile and respected coaches in the basketball community, spent 15 seasons with Belmont Basketball, the last five as a member of Casey Alexander‘s staff.

“We are thrilled for Tyler, his family and CPA,” Belmont head coach Casey Alexander said. “Tyler has put his heart and soul into elevating our program and placing Belmont among the top programs in the nation. Belmont players past and present benefitted greatly from Tyler’s commitment and care. I know he will dedicate himself to every aspect of this new opportunity.”

During Holloway’s time with the Bruins, Belmont won 362 games – nearly 25 games per season – 15 conference championships (10 regular season, five tournament), earned six NCAA Tournament bids (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020), garnered national Top 25 poll votes 12 out of 15 seasons, recorded 13 consecutive Top 100 rankings, and posted the nation’s longest active home court and road win streaks.

Having helped mentor and develop Belmont legends Ben Sheppard and Dylan Windler, Holloway played an integral role in placing Belmont among exclusive company in college basketball with two or more first-round selections in the NBA Draft over the last five years.

With Holloway on staff, three Belmont players received Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America and OVC Player of the Year honors (Ian Clark, J.J. Mann, Evan Bradds), with 10 others garnering first team all-conference recognition (Kerron Johnson, Craig Bradshaw, Austin Luke, Amanze Egekeze, Dylan Windler, Kevin McClain, Adam Kunkel, Grayson Murphy, Nick Muszynski, Ben Sheppard).

The Decatur, Alabama native served as a graduate assistant for the Bruins during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, while earning his master’s degree in Sport Administration from Belmont. He was elevated to director of basketball operations thereafter.

Holloway was a four-year letterwinner at Murray State (’09), where he scored 1,083 career points and made 210 career 3-point field goals.

Belmont University men’s basketball has been a postseason fixture the last two decades, including nine berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 20 conference championships since 2006 – third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont has won 20 or more games in 14 consecutive seasons (Gonzaga, Kansas, Oregon) and 19 or game games in 19 consecutive seasons (Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State). Belmont is among select programs with two or more first-round selections in the NBA Draft over the last five years (Ben Sheppard, Dylan Windler). Belmont University men’s basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 19 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is the only NCAA Division I program to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence

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