The Seton Hall men’s basketball program was dealt a blow on Tuesday evening, when ZagsBlogs’ Adam Zagoria reported that associate head coach Shaheen Holloway will be leaving to take the head coaching job at Saint Peter’s University. Seton Hall later confirmed the report after Saint Peter’s announced the news on Wednesday.
Seton Hall's Shaheen Holloway has just accepted the head coaching job at St. Peter's College, per source. Press conference at noon Thursday.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 10, 2018
A 2000 graduate of Seton Hall, where he became the program leader in assists, Holloway returned to South Orange in 2010 alongside head coach Kevin Willard after the two worked together at Iona. Holloway spent eight years on Willard’s staff and played an instrumental role in landing the historic 2014 recruiting class consisting of Isaiah Whitehead, Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, Ismael Sanogo, Michael Nzei and Angel Delgado. In 2015, Holloway accomplished what is arguably his crowning achievement as a coach at Seton Hall, successfully aiding Whitehead in his transition from shooting guard to point guard.
“Saint Peter’s has hired a rising star in Shaheen Holloway,” Kevin Willard said in a released statement Wednesday morning. “I am incredibly excited for Shaheen and his opportunity to lead his own program. He has been by my side for 11 years, and he has been instrumental in the program we have built and the success we have achieved here at Seton Hall. He is a dedicated student-athlete mentor, ace recruiter, a terrific skill development coach and an even greater person.”
In his time at Seton Hall, Holloway oversaw three Associated Press All-American honorable mention selections, 12 All-Big East selections, three Big East All-Rookies and 36 Big East All-Academic team selections. His presence on the bench will be missed, as Holloway was a favorite among Seton Hall’s players.
Yeah Sha!! https://t.co/Tdo9LLWC3l
— Khadeen Carrington (@kcarrington11) April 10, 2018
Holloway replaces long-time Saint Peter’s head coach John Dunne, who left the program after 12 seasons after accepting the head coaching job at Marist. The search for Holloway’s replacement will begin immediately.
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