Previous Loyola coach Hollowell takes reins at UNO

Apr 25, 2024, 09:22 PM ET

BRAND-NEW ORLEANS– The University of New Orleans has hired Texas Southern assistant and former Loyola-New Orleans coach Stacy Hollowell as the Privateers’ basketball coach.Two years earlier, Hollowell coached Loyola to an NAIA championship. Following that season, he joined the staff of then-Mississippi coach Kermit Davis, however left Ole Miss in 2023 after Davis was fired.Athletic director Tim Duncan stated during Thursday’s annnouncement that Hollowell”is a coach that I have expected the previous several years. “”From his national championship season through his time at Ole Miss

and Texas Southern, we have actually talked about the alignment of our basketball philosophies, “Duncan stated, calling Hollowell”a strong recruiter” and”an ingenious basketball mind.” Hollowell matured in Mandeville, Louisiana, across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, and has a longstanding relationship with former NBA and major college coach Tim Floyd, who also coached at UNO early in his career.”As a young ambitious player dribbling the basketball down my street in Mandeville, I was lucky sufficient to satisfy Coach Tim Floyd,”Hollowell said in a declaration released by UNO.”From that moment previously he has been a friend and mentor and I am honored to be able to follow in his footsteps.”Floyd said he has actually followed Hollowell’s profession path”with fantastic interest and pride. “” His national title at

Loyola promotes itself,”Floyd said.”Stacy has taken no routes to get to his dream job. He is prepared for this. “Hollowell coached Loyola to 166 victories in 8 seasons, consisting of five with 20-plus wins. He was called NAIA and NABC Coach of the Year after his team’s 37-1 nationwide title project, which overlapped with the group’s short-lived displacement due to the fact that of Typhoon Ida.” As a kid I had the fortune of seeing how electrical Lakefront Arena could be and how galvanized city New Orleans could be when UNO basketball was winning,”Hollowell said.”Throughout my profession I’ve been able to deal with and construct relationships with a variety of former UNO coaches. This chance is the one I have actually hoped for all along.” Hollowell changes Mark Slessinger, who left UNO this spring, following a 10-23 season, to end up being a lead assistant at Indiana State.

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