Interview With New Langston Coach Stan Holt

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April 28, 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. CLICK HERE for the full story on Holt’s new position. 

Holt was hired by former USC athletic director and current Langston AD Mike Garrett.

Langston University also recently hired Cheryl Miller, who helped the Trojans win two NCAA titles as a player, as their new women’s basketball coach.

Galen Central caught up with Holt, who worked at USC from Fall 2005-Spring 2010.

Langston University's Stan Holt (Courtesy of Stan Holt)

Langston University’s Stan Holt (Courtesy of Stan Holt)

Reaction to being hired:

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with student-athletes. I’m passionate about academics and athletics, aiding in the development of young people, and I’m excited about the direction of Langston Athletics!”

On working with Mike Garrett:

“Mr. Garrett is a diligent, hard-working, genuine and sincere man. He truly cares about student-athletes, and wants them to succeed in all facets of life. I am honored and thankful for the opportunity to work with Mr. Garrett.”

On his time at USC:

“There are so many wonderful people in my life that have helped contribute to my development. Rosanna Holt, my mother, is at the top of the list. In addition, the University of Southern California has a special place in my heart. I was fortunate to learn from Mr. Garrett, Dr. Brandon Martin, Professor Jeff Fellenzer and Carl Osborn, Coaches Tim Floyd, Phil Johnson, Gib Arnold, and Bob Cantu, and work with tremendous student-athletes like Taj Gibson, Nikola Vucevic, DeMar Derozan, and Marcus Simmons. As an undergraduate and graduate student at USC, I was asked to think critically about the world around me. I enjoyed my experience as a USC student, and am proud to be an alum of such a fine institution.”

Stan Holt (Seth Rubinroit/Galen Central)

Stan Holt (Seth Rubinroit/Galen Central)

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