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Former head coach and administrator Terry Holland dies, age 80

Long-time collegiate head coach turned athletic director Terry Holland has died at the age of 80. Holland was head coach at both Virginia and his alma mater, Davidson, and later served as AD at both schools and most recently at East Carolina.

A native of Clinton, NC, Holland played for Lefty Driesell at Davidson and then started out his coaching career on his staff in 1964. By 1969, at just 27 years old, Holland was elevated to head coach of the Wildcats. He went 92-43 in five years, winning four-straight SoCon titles.

In 1974, he was hired away from his alma mater and became the head coach at Virginia, a position he would hold for the next 16 years. During his tenure, Holland led the Cavaliers to three ACC titles and nine NCAA Tournaments, including two trips to the Final Four.

Holland stopped coaching in 1990 and became the athletic director at Davidson. Four years later he went back to Virginia in the same capacity, and then held his final AD role at East Carolina from 2004-13. Following his retirement, he had been Director of Athletics Emeritus at ECU.

Holland is survived by his wife, Ann, their daughters Ann-Michael Holland and Kate Baynard, and their three grandchildren.


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