One of the top young coaches in college basketball, Tyler Holloway (CoachTHolloway) returns in 2018-19 for his 10th season with Belmont Basketball, first as assistant coach.
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 217 games – over 24 per season – 11 conference championships (seven regular season, four tournament), earned four NCAA Tournament appearances (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015), garnered national Top 25 poll votes seven out of eight seasons, recorded eight consecutive Top 100 RPI rankings, and posted the nation's longest active home court and road win streaks.
"Tyler has certainly paid his dues," Belmont head coach Rick Byrd said. "From his time as a graduate assistant to director of basketball operations, Tyler has been an integral part of Belmont's successes. Tyler is exceedingly qualified, respected by our players and staff, and primed to excel in this new role. He holds tremendous promise in coaching, and nothing would surprise me with Tyler in the future."
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 five others garnering All-OVC First Team recognition (Kerron Johnson, Craig Bradshaw, Austin Luke, Amanze Egekeze, Dylan Windler).
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.