By Kat Riddler, Editor-In-Chief
University of Missouri-St. Louis Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Holloway has left for an assistant coaching position at Eastern Illinois University, a Division I school. Head Coach Bob Sundvold said, “It’s a great move for Rob. It’s his alma mater.”
Holloway had been at UMSL for about nine months and left for this new coaching opportunity about two weeks ago. Sundvold said, “The coaching profession is very mobile and dynamic. Coaches are pretty used to looking for an opportunity that is a good fit. Rob did a great job here at UMSL.”
Prior to his one season at UMSL, Holloway spent three years as the head coach at Kennedy-King College in Chicago. During his tenure, the team posted a 48-46 record and had six All-Region performers including 2015 NJCAA All-Region 4 selection Dewan White.
White also earned the NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Award in 2015 after recording a GPA between 3.8 and 3.99. Holloway was also on the coaching staff for a pair of NJCAA Region 4 runner-up squads in 2009 and 2012 at Kennedy-King College.
Sundvold said that they are in the process of looking for a replacement. They hope to have one in about a week.