NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball head coach Rick Byrd announced Tuesday the hire of Tyler Holloway as an assistant coach on the Bruin staff.
Holloway, elevated from his role as director of basketball operations, enters his tenth campaign on the Belmont coaching staff.
During that time, Belmont has won 217 games – over 24 per season – 11 conference championships (seven regular season, four tournament), earned four NCAA Tournament appearances (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015), garnered national Top 25 poll votes seven out of eight seasons, recorded eight consecutive Top 100 RPI rankings, and posted the nation's longest active home court and road win streaks.
"Tyler has certainly paid his dues," Byrd said. "From his time as a graduate assistant to director of basketball operations, Tyler has been an integral part of Belmont's successes. Tyler is exceedingly qualified, respected by our players and staff, and primed to excel in this new role. He holds tremendous promise in coaching, and nothing would surprise me with Tyler in the future."
The Decatur, Alabama native will continue to support the Bruin program in a number of capacities, including video analysis through Synergy Sports, player development, offensive play calling, scouting reports, recruiting, and other day-to-day activities.
With Holloway on staff, three Belmont players have received Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America and OVC Player of the Year honors (Ian Clark, J.J. Mann, Evan Bradds), with five others garnering All-OVC First Team recognition (Kerron Johnson, Craig Bradshaw, Austin Luke, Amanze Egekeze, Dylan Windler).
Holloway was a four-year letterwinner at Murray State ('09), where he scored 1,083 career points and made 210 career 3-point field goals.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason 11 of the last 13 seasons, including seven automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 16 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs eight consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 13 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.