Stan Holt joins Oklahoma City University’s as head men’s basketball coach.
Holt led Langston to a 107-50 record with three national-tournament appearances over the past five seasons.
Holt lifted Langston to national prominence. Holt directed the Lions to four consecutive 20-win seasons, a No. 4 ranking among the NAIA in January, the 2016 Red River Athletic Conference Tournament title with a 25-7 record, the 2017 NAIA Division I Championship Tournament quarterfinals and the program’s first NAIA Tournament victory, a 78-76 triumph over third-seeded Biola (Calif.) on March 15, 2017. Langston went 3-3 in the NAIA Tournament under Holt, but Langston previously had gone 0-3 in the national tournament. Holt has three times been named HoopDirt.com national coach of the week. Langston produced five all-Americans and 18 all-conference performers under Holt.
Prior to his tenure at Langston, Holt worked for the men’s basketball program at the University of Southern California. During his time as a member of the staff at the USC, Holt had the distinct pleasure of contributing to the development of players such as future NBA players All-Star DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic and Taj Gibson. Additionally, he helped develop Daniel Hackett, who turned pro with CSKA Moscow of the Euroleague and former Pac-10 defensive player of the year Marcus Simmons, who is playing professionally overseas. While at USC, the Trojans experienced three straight winning seasons, won the Pac-10 Conference Tournament, and appeared in back to back NCAA tournaments.
In the summers of 2017 and 2018, Holt was a guest speaker and clinician at the prestigious Chantaloba basketball camp (co-owned by A2 president Fabio Manca) which is held annually on the outskirts of Torino, Italy. Coach Holt had the pleasure of working with legendary Italian coach, clinician, and author Bruno Boero.
Holt’s experience includes NCAA Division I, NAIA Division I, high school, and coaching elite level summer basketball camps. He has worked over 20 national elite basketball camps nationwide including the Kobe Bryant Academy, USC Elite Camp and the Nike Phenom 150 camp. In addition, he has worked as a private trainer/skills coach. Holt completed USA Basketball training and is currently licensed by the organization.
A native of Los Angeles, Holt earned his Master of Education in Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs with an emphasis in Athletic Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a business minor at the University of Southern California. Holt attributes much of his success to his family, who have been extremely supportive throughout his life and career.