After leading the 15th-seeded St. Peter’s Peacocks to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament Coach, Shaheen Holloway will be the new coach of the Seton Hall Pirates. Holloway signed a six-year dill and will be introduced as the head coach of the Pirates on Thursday.
“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, 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 played for the Pirates from 1996-2000, where he set the program record for career assists and led the Pirates to a Sweet 16 appearance as a senior. Holloway was also a three-time All-Big East selection and was named the Most Improved Player of the Year during his senior season.
In 1996 he played alongside NBA veterans Mike Bibby, Stephen Jackson, and Kobe Bryant in the 1996 McDonald’s All-American game. Holloway was awarded the Most Valuable Player after recording seven points, eight assists, and six steals.
After ending his playing career overseas, he began coaching in 2007 as an assistant for Iona. He returned to his alma mater Seton Hall in 2010 as an assistant and spent eight seasons under the Pirates.
In 2018, Holloway got his first head coaching position with St. Peter’s. He was named the MAAC Coach of the Year in 2020 and 2022 and won the MAAC conference tournament this season to send the Peacocks to their fourth NCAA tournament appearance in program history and first since 2011.
During the 2022 NCAA tournament, St. Peters upset the two-seed Kentucky Wildcats in the first round, followed by wins against seventh-seed Murray State and third-seed Purdue. St. Peters became the first 15-seed to advance to the Elite Eight in tournament history.