Brad Holland

Brad Holland (born December 6, 1956)

Teams coached: Cal State Fullerton Titans, San Diego Toreros
Cal State Fullerton record: 23-31 (.426)
San Diego record: 200-176 (.532)
Overall record: 223-207 (.519)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2003)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • WCC Tournament Champion:  1  (2003)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2008-2010 UC Santa Barbara (asst)
1994-2007 San Diego
1992-1994 Cal State Fullerton
1988-1992 UCLA (asst)

Brad Holland Facts

  • John Bradley Holland
  • Born December 6, 1956
  • Hometown: La Crescenta, California
  • Alma Mater: University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 1979)
  • Born in Montana, Holland was a star athlete (basketball and football) at Crescenta Valley HS in Southern California
  • Went on to play four seasons at UCLA, two seasons each under head coaches Gene Bartow and Gary Cunningham
    • Won four Pac-10 titles and played in the NCAA Tournament all four years he suited up for the Bruins
  • Selected 14th overall in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers; played for the team for two seasons
    • As a rookie, Holland was part of the Lakers’ 1980 NBA Championship team coached by Paul Westhead
    • Also played for Pat Riley in LA, Gene Shue in Washington (1981) and Don Nelson in Milwaukee (1982)
  • After retiring from injury in 1982, Holland worked in the private sector and was also a television broadcaster
  • Got into coaching in 1988, spending four seasons on Jim Harrick‘s staff at alma mater UCLA
  • Hired in 1992 to be the head coach at Cal State Fullerton, going 23-31 in two seasons at the helm
  • Left for San Diego in 1994 and coached the Toreros for the next thirteen seasons
    • Was 200-176 overall, finishing .500 or better in all but two seasons at the helm
    • His 2002-03 Toreros team won the WCC Tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history
    • Became the school’s all-time wins leader in 2005, but two years later was fired (following three-straight winning seasons)
  • After a year away, Holland spent two seasons assisting Bob Williams at UC Santa Barbara before retiring in 2010

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