Legendary Seton Hall participant and NCAA Match coaching giant title Shaheen Holloway is returning to his alma mater to savor the program’s head coaching emptiness, the university launched Wednesday. Holloway’s ancient Elite Eight escape with Saint Peter’s marked the first time in match history that a No. 15 seed developed that a long way in the bracket. The Peacocks also changed into the first staff in match history to intention shut twice as a double-digit underdog. 

Holloway’s deal will be for six years, in step with CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander. An introductory press conference has been scheduled for Thursday. 

Lawful 45 years weak, Holloway performed for the Pirates in the slack 1990s and was as soon as a three-time All-Vast East performer. Once a giant title recruit and McDonald’s All-American as a high college participant, he chose Seton Hall over Kansas, Duke and Syracuse and have change into the face of the program, where he averaged 13.7 components and 5.9 assists per sport over his four-year career.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Shaheen Holloway and his family dwelling to Seton Hall,” acknowledged athletic director Bryan Felt in an announcement. “Shaheen is a winner in every sense of the note, and he is no longer handiest an exceptional coach, but also an exceptional educator of younger males. He works tirelessly to attach his pupil-athletes in a attach to prevail, and he makes them have faith in that they would possibly be able to cease the leisure with onerous work and backbone. That’s evidenced by his ancient NCAA Match escape this month.”

In correct four years as a head coach at the college stage, Holloway constructed Saint Peter’s from a 10-22 staff in three hundred and sixty five days 1 to a program that liked three consecutive a success seasons. With a 64-53 overall document, he led the college to its first of three NCAA Match wins and leaves at the support of a legacy as the pinnacle coach of indubitably one of faculty basketball’s handiest Cinderella reviews in March Insanity.

At Seton Hall, Holloway will intention shut the reins from prolonged-time coach Kevin Willard, who earlier this month left his attach to intention shut the identical job at Maryland. Willard was as soon as 225-161 with the Pirates since taking over the program in 2010, but he left on a bitter veil after a 27-point first-round loss to TCU in the NCAA Match — the program’s third-worst loss in history on the NCAA Match stage. 

“Life has a technique of coming full circle,” acknowledged Holloway. “That is successfully a full circle moment for my family and I. Seton Hall is shut to and pricey to my heart; or no longer it’s where I changed into a man, where I met the savor of my existence, where I spent limitless hours honing my crafts as a basketball participant and a basketball coach. To remark that I’m excited to ranking started as the pinnacle males’s basketball coach at Seton Hall College would be an underestimation. Thanks to President Nyre and Bryan Felt for this probability. It is a dream advance correct. Pirates fans, I stay up for seeing you all in the neighborhood, on campus and at the Prudential Heart.”

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