April 21, 2014 by Seth Rubinroit
By Seth Rubinroit
Langston University, a historically black college in Oklahoma, hired former USC graduate assistant Stan Holt as its new head basketball coach.
The connection? Former USC athletic director Mike Garrett is now the athletic director for the Langston Lions.
“He is young and eager,” Garrett told the Edmond Sun. “I look forward to a successful season and to one day looking back our future success and being able to say, ‘we got him first.'”
Holt spent the last four years working in real estate. He earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees at USC.
“This is a great opportunity for Stan,” said Professor Jeff Fellenzer, who taught Holt at USC. “It will be fun to watch him build his program.”
Holt certainly has a challenge in front of him. Last year the Lions lost their first five games before they literally stopped keeping track on the school’s official website.