By Harry Allison
Former Seton Hall player and NCAA Tournament coaching star Shaheen Holloway is returning to his alma mater to fill the program’s head coaching vacancy.
Holloway’s historic Elite Eight run with Saint Peter’s marked the first time in tournament history that a No. 15 seed advanced that far in the bracket. The Peacocks also became the first team in tournament history to win twice as a double-digit underdog.
Holloway’s deal will be for six years, according to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander. An introductory press conference has been scheduled for today.
Just 45 years old, Holloway played for the Pirates in the late 1990s and was a three-time All-Big East performer. Once a star recruit and McDonald’s All-American as a high school player, he chose Seton Hall over Kansas, Duke and Syracuse and became the face of the program, where he averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 assists per game over his four-year career.