Seton Hall University recently hired Shaheen Holloway coming off a historic season for the state of New Jersey. As well as, Saint Peter’s University. Holloway’s historic season has led to a head coaching gig at arguably the best basketball college within the state. He was introduced as the Pirates’ head coach Thursday evening, reported ESPN . The Pirates and Holloway have come to an agreement on a six-year deal, per ESPN.
Proud, honored and thankful for everything you accomplished and for everything you did to elevate @SaintPetersUniv and put us on the map… now, and always.
— Saint Peter's Men's Basketball (@PeacocksMBB) March 31, 2022
“Life has a way of coming full circle,” said Holloway, who starred at Seton Hall as a player and later was an assistant coach. “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. It’s 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 coming back home
The 45-year-old was a part of a Pirates team that was the last team from New Jersey to make the Sweet 16 since 2000 . However, he even broke more records with this exciting Peacock team. This may have been the best “Cinderella Story” in March Madness history. This team was the first 15 seed team to ever make it to the Elite Eight.
Saint Peter’s gave us one of the greatest Cinderella runs ever.
⭐ First 15-seed to make the Elite Eight
⭐ Major upsets over Kentucky and Purdue
⭐ Ended Murray State’s 21-game win streak
⭐ Obliterated brackets and captured hearts nationwide
What a run 👏 pic.twitter.com/ozBR6h9vH6
— ESPN (@espn) March 27, 2022
“I am incredibly excited to welcome Shaheen Holloway and his family home to Seton Hall,” athletic director 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. He works tirelessly to put his student-athletes in a position to succeed. He makes them believe that they can achieve anything with hard work and determination.”
“Shaheen made an unforgettable impact here at Seton Hall first as a student-athlete and then again as an assistant coach, and now we’re ready to watch him take over our men’s basketball program as head coach and lead our Pirates to further greatness. Welcome home, Coach Holloway!”
Holloway Legacy and past with SPU
“I am ecstatic for Shaheen and his family that they are returning to Seton Hall,” Former Seton Hall and current Maryland HC Kevin Willard said.
“I can’t think of a better person to take over the program. Shaheen’s hard work and determination helped build the foundation of our program and that led to multiple NCAA tournament appearances and a Big East championship.”