Where are they now (Holy Cross edition)

Got a tip from a friend that there was a piece a few weeks ago in The Pottsville Republican about former Holy Cross guard Dave Holland.

Holland, who lettered for the Crusaders in 1973, 1974 and 1975, is back at it again, coaching high school ball in the Schuylkill League, a half decent little league of mostly smaller schools in the anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania.

The Holland family is a hoops legend in those parts. Dave's brother Mickey coaches at Mahanoy Area, a year-in, year-out contender in the league that has turned out some pretty fair small college players in recent years.

A nephew, Mike Rhoades, was the D-3 player of the year when he led a Pat Flannery coached Lebanon Valley team to an NCAA D-3 championship in 1994. Rhoades is now a very successful college coach at D-3 Randolph Macon. Rhoades coaching career started as an assistant to Uncle Mickey at Mahanoy Area, before he moved to Randolph Macon.

An interesting sidenote: Flannery assistant Nathan Davis, who has been running the Bison during games while Flannery has been on medical leave, graduated from Randolph Macon, where after lettering for four years, he served as a student assistant coach in the 1996-97 season, Rhoades' first year on the staff of the Yellow Jackets then head coach Hal Nunnally.

Another fun twist: Randolph Macon's swim coach is a guy named Dave Holland.

Didn't Will Smith and Donald Sutherland make a movie about this?

Jazz fans (the music, not the team) should know, neither Dave Holland the basketball coach or Dave Holland the swim guy is related to Dave Holland, the bassist.

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