Well it’s official, Shaheen Holloway is the new basketball head coach for Seton Hall. Holloway coach St. Peter’s to historic NCAA tournament run to the Elite Eight. In making the announcement, Seton Hall said a “favorite son of Seton Hall University is returning home.” Holloway will be introduced Thursday afternoon.
He replaces Kevin Willard who left after 12 years to become the head coach at Maryland. “Life has a way of coming full circle,” Holloway said in a statement. “This is certainly a full circle moment for my family and I. Seton Hall is near and dear to my heart; it’s where I became a man, where I met the love of my life, where I spent countless hours honing my crafts as a basketball player and a basketball coach. To say that I’m excited to get started as the head men’s basketball coach at Seton Hall University would be an understatement.”
Holloway is com off taking St. Peter’s to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. He finishes with a 64-54 record at the New Jersey school. He was the 2020 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Holloway averaged 13.7 points, 5.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as a player for Seton Hall from 1996-2000. He holds the program record with 681 career assists and was inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
“I am incredibly excited to welcome Shaheen Holloway and his family home to Seton Hall,” Seton Hall director of athletics Bryan Felt said. “Shaheen is a winner in every sense of the word, and he is not only an incredible coach, but also an incredible educator of young men.”