New Orleans, La. – Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball coach and director of intercollegiate athletics and wellness Dr. Michael Giorlando announced the hiring of Stacy Hollowell as assistant coach of the men’s basketball team.
Hollowell joins the Loyola staff after head coaching stints with the Qatar Youth National Team, LCC International University in Lithuania, and the Manama Sports Club in Bahrain. Along with running the youth team since 2009, he was an assistant coach for the Qatar National Team from 2003-2006 where the team compiled an overall record of 111-56 and won four gold medals during his tenure.
“We are very excited to have someone of Stacy's experience and character,” said Giorlando. “I have known Stacy for the last nine years and know that he has done an outstanding job teaching the game wherever he has been. He will be a great fit for our program and Loyola.”
At LCC International, Hollowell oversaw the program in its first two years of existence starting in 2007 where he led the team to playoff appearances in both seasons. Before joining LCC, in his only season with the Manama Sports Club, he led his squad to an appearance in the Championship series despite losing their best player. In 2006, he was contracted as an advanced scout for the Chinese National Team who went on to win a gold medal in the Asian Games.
Hollowell graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas in 2001 with a degree in economics. While in college, he served as a student assistant with the men’s basketball team. Following a one year stint with Western Kentucky as a volunteer assistant coach, he came back to St. Edward’s to serve as an assistant for one season in 2001.