Zach Holt  Assistant Coach

Zach Holt
Zach Holt is beginning his third season as men's basketball assistant coach. Holt played a big part in recruiting the best team ever in Motlow men's basketball history. In 2016-17, Holt helped set a school record with a team that finished 30-6, including winning the TCCAA regular season and tournament championship which earned the Bucks a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament. There, they reached the Final Eight for the first time in school history. On that team, Holt was vital in developing two first team all-conference players (Javion Hamlet and Rashawn Fredericks) and one second-teamer (Isaiah Hart). Fredericks won conference Freshman of the Year honors and Hart and Hamlet were named to Region VII all-tournament team, with Hamlet being named MVP. Hart was named to the National all-tournament team, while Hamlet was named a second team All-American.

In his first year, Holt helped the team boast a 25-7 record and a runner-up finish In the TCCAA. Holt coached Jaylen Barford, who was a first team All-American. Holt also helped all six sophomores from the 2015-16 team to further their education and play basketball at the next level. From that team, Holt was essential in helping develop two first team all-conference players (Jaylen Barford and Darius Joell) and two second teamers (Stephaun Adams and Jaqualis Matlock). During the regular season, Barford was named MVP and all-tournament along with Adams. Barford was named MVP of the JUCO All-star game in Las Vegas. Two players received D-1 scholarships (Barford and Adams).

Holt's duties on a day-to-day basis consist of recruiting, head strength and conditioning coach, travel, film exchange and edit, and individual instruction/player development.

Prior to coaching, Holt played at and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005-09, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Holt was a part of the 2005-06 Horizon League regular season and tournament champions and advanced to the NCAA tournament, losing in the second round to eventual national champion Florida.

Holt, a Tennessee native, graduated from Giles County High School in 2005 where he played basketball his junior and senior year. Both years, he won district and region titles along with earning a sub-state birth and was ranked in the top five in the state each year.

Holt works full-time at Motlow as the content coordinator in the office of marketing and campus activities, and resides in Lynchburg where he is pursuing his master's degree in business.

Email: zholt@mscc.edu