James Holland
James Holland

Assistant Coach

3rd Season

Alma Mater:
South Carolina-Spartanburg, 1985

FULL NAME: James Prince Holland
TITLE: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
DATE HIRED: July 8, 2006
DUTIES: Recruiting; on-the-floor coaching; monitoring academic progress of players
HOMETOWN: Charlotte, N.C.
BIRTHDATE/CITY: 2-10-60; Charlotte, N.C.

FAMILY: Married to the former Rhonda Edwards of Spartanburg, S.C.; Rhonda has a B.S. in history from South Carolina State College and a Masters of Education from Converse College; two children, sons Anthony Jerome Holland and Kevin Edward Holland

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Garinger High School in Charlotte N.C., where he was a 3-year varsity player in basketball; All-City, All-County; Nominated as a McDonald's All-American in 1978

COLLEGE: South Carolina-Spartanburg, 1985; started all four seasons; school's all-time assists leader; ranks 2nd all-time in games played; 3-time team captain; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national champions in 1982; made the NAIA tournament in 1981 as well; Inducted into the U.S.C. Spartanburg/Upstate Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006

COLLEGIATE CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 1982 NAIA National Champions 3-time team captain South Carolina-Spartanburg/Upstate Athletic Hall of Fame, 2006

POST-COLLEGE PLAY: Harlem Globetrotters, 1982-83; teammates with Globetrotter greats Curly Neal and Gees Ausbie

COACHING EXPERIENCE: *2004-2006: Assistant Coach, Texas El Paso, helping coach UTEP to the 2005 W.A.C. championship and a 2005 NCAA tournament apperance as well as the 2006 NIT *2003-2004: Southeast Regional Scout, Washington Wizards *1999-2003: Assistant Coach, University of Georgia; SEC Eastern Division Champions in 2002; NCAA participant in 2001 and 2002 * 1993-1999: Associate Head Coach, San Diego State University * 1991-1993: Assistant Coach, University of South Carolina* 1988-1991: Assistant Coach, Murray State University; the Racers won the O.V.C. Championship three times, in 1989, 1990, 1991; NCAA participant in 1990 and 1991; NIT participant in 1989 * 1987-1988: Assistant Coach, University of North Carolina, Asheville; worked under former Tennessee coach Jerry Green *1984-1987: Assistant Coach, South Carolina-Upstate

MISC. CAREER NOTES: Has won league championships in three different conferences as a coach; has coached five NCAA tournament teams and three NIT teams; his recruiting classes have ranked among the top seven in the nation; helped coach Georgia to the 2002 SEC Eastern Division championship; At UTEP, the Miners went 27-8 in 2005 and produced three All-WAC players en route to winning the WAC tournament championship; has coached more than 20 players who have gone on to play professional basketball; coached 2007 All-SEC players Jermareo Davidson and Richard Hendrix & 2008 All-SEC player Hendrix at UA; at Murray State coached/developed OVC Player of the Year three consecutive years (Jeff Martin in 1989 & Popeye Jones in 1990 and 1991)