One of the top young coaches in college basketball, Tyler Holloway (CoachTHolloway) returns in 2019-20 for his 11th season with Belmont Basketball, second as assistant coach and first as a member of Casey Alexander's staff.
Holloway 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.
During Holloway's time with the Bruins, Belmont has won 244 games – nearly 25 per season – 12 conference championships (eight regular season, four tournament), earned five NCAA Tournament appearances (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019), garnered national Top 25 poll votes eight out of nine seasons, recorded nine consecutive Top 100 RPI rankings, and posted the nation's longest active home court and road win streaks.
"Tyler is a well-rounded coach that has earned the appreciation of everyone affiliated with the program," Alexander said. "He is a go-getter, has high credibility from his playing career, and is willing to take on - and excel at - any task."
The Decatur, Alabama native will continue to support the Bruin program in a number of capacities, including video analysis through Synergy Sports, player development, offensive play calling, scouting reports, recruiting, and other day-to-day activities.
With Holloway on staff, three Belmont players have received Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America and OVC Player of the Year honors (Ian Clark, J.J. Mann, Evan Bradds), with seven others garnering All-OVC First Team recognition (Kerron Johnson, Craig Bradshaw, Austin Luke, Amanze Egekeze, Dylan Windler, Kevin McClain, Nick Muszynski).
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.