Shaheen Holloway agrees to sign contract as Seton Hall HC after Saint Peter Elite 8 race | Launderer’s report

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After coaching 15th seed St. Peter’s on a magical run to the Elite Eight at this year’s NCAA Men’s Tournament, Shaheen Holloway has accepted a contract to become Seton Hall’s head coach.

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According to Stadium Jeff Bonman, Holloway has finalized a six-year contract to return to his alma mater. St. Peter’s reportedly made a firm offer to keep him, but Goodman said the school “obviously couldn’t compete with Seton Hall’s money”.

Holloway will be officially introduced at a press conference on Thursday, according to the Seton Hall statement.

A former standout college point guard, Holloway played for the Pirates from 1996-2000 and led the team to the Sweet 16 in his senior year. He holds the all-time program record with 681 career assists and was inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.

Before taking the helm of St. Peter’s, Holloway spent eight seasons as the Pirates’ associate head coach under Kevin Willard from 2010 to 2018. The staff led Seton Hall to the 2016 Big East Tournament championship.

Holloway is only the second former Pirates player to become the program’s head coach.

“Life has a way of coming full circle,” Holloway said in the statement. “It’s definitely a turning point for me and my family. … To say I’m excited to start as the head coach of men’s basketball at Seton Hall University would be an understatement.”

After coaching St. Peter’s for the 2022 MAAC Tournament title, Holloway and the Peacocks became March Madness darlings after their huge win over Kentucky in the first round. The team followed that up with wins over Murray State and Purdue before falling to UNC last Sunday.

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